“Islam in Global Politics.” How one addresses this issue depends not just on the meaning of those four words —— “Islam,” “Global” “politics,” and also “in” —— both individually and together. It also depends on how you see and approach the question … [Read more...] about Islam in Global Politics: A Civilizational Crisis?
Contributor: Clive Kessler*
Southeast Asian Islam, gentle and ungentle
A “rage against history”: a bewildered and at times visceral sense, a disquiet in the soul and gut, that “history has gone wrong”, departed from its divinely ordained path. Religious “supersessionism”: or, underlying that sense of historical … [Read more...] about Southeast Asian Islam, gentle and ungentle
On “supersessionism”: Abrahamic faiths in history
Prologue Supersessionism (also called replacement theology or fulfilment theology) is a Christian theological view on the current status of Jews and Judaism. Supersessionism designates the belief that the Christian Church has replaced the Israelites … [Read more...] about On “supersessionism”: Abrahamic faiths in history
Hizb-ut-Tahrir Shahada Terror Flag in Sidney
Left: Hizb-ut-Tahrir Shahada black flag is pressed up against Lindt Chocolat Cafe's window in the Sydney siege (Channel Seven). Claude Levi-Strauss long ago made himself famous (after a fashion!) among his anthropological colleagues with a splendid … [Read more...] about Hizb-ut-Tahrir Shahada Terror Flag in Sidney