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In the preferred mind's eye, Islam is frequently linked to phrases like oppression, totalitarianism, intolerance, cruelty, misogyny, and homophobia, whereas its presumed antonyms are Christianity, the West, liberalism, individualism, freedom, citizenship, and democracy. within the such a lot alarmist perspectives, the West’s such a lot adored values—freedom, equality, and tolerance—are stated to be endangered by means of Islam all over the world.  

Joseph Massad’s Islam in Liberalism explores what Islam has develop into in today’s global, with complete consciousness to the multiplication of its meanings and interpretations. He seeks to appreciate how anxieties approximately tyranny, intolerance, misogyny, and homophobia, visible within the politics of the center East, are projected onto Islam itself. Massad exhibits that via this projection Europe emerges as democratic and tolerant, feminist, and pro-LGBT rights—or, in brief, Islam-free. Massad records the Christian and liberal concept that we should always missionize democracy, women’s rights, sexual rights, tolerance, equality, or even treatments to therapy Muslims in their un-European, un-Christian, and intolerant methods. alongside the best way he sheds gentle on various arguable subject matters, together with the meanings of democracy—and the ideological assumption that Islam isn't suitable with it whereas Christianity is—women in Islam, sexuality and sexual freedom, and the belief of Abrahamic religions valorizing an interfaith agenda. Islam in Liberalism is an unflinching critique of Western assumptions and of the liberalism that Europe and Euro-America blindly current as a kind of salvation to an assumingly unenlightened Islam.

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See additionally Joel Beinin and Zachary Lockman, employees at the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam and the Egyptian operating type, 1882–1954 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton college Press, 1987), 372. 225 Mitchell, The Society of the Muslim Brothers 112–13. 226 On Hudaybi’s perspectives on ʿAbd al-Nasir’s land reforms, see ibid. , 107. 227 Ibid. , 182. 228 Dreyfus, Devil’s video game, 101–2. For the heritage folks dominance of Saudi Arabia, see Robert Vitalis, America’s nation: Mythmaking at the Saudi Oil Frontier (Stanford, CA: Stanford college Press, 2007). 229 Stephen Dorill, MI6 (London: Simon & Schuster, 2002), 632. 230 Ibid. , 632, 636. 231 Speech via President Dwight Eisenhower, five January 1957, to be had on http://millercenter. org/scripps/archive/speeches/detail/3360 (accessed 19 February 2014). 232 pointed out in Johnson, 127. 233 See Joseph Massad, Colonial results: The Making of nationwide identification in Jordan (New York: Columbia college Press, 2001), 194. 234 Quoted in Salim Yaqub, Containing Arab Nationalism: The Eisenhower Doctrine and the center East (Chapel Hill: college of North Carolina Press, 2006), forty four. 235 Quoted in ibid. , forty four. 236 an inventory of the founders of the league is equipped through Reinhard Schulze, a contemporary background of the Islamic global (New York: long island college Press, 2002), 172. 237 Johnson, 162–63. 238 “Islam opposed to Nationalism,” Economist, 2 June 1962, 903, stated in Abdullah M. Sindi, “King Faisal and Pan-Islamism,” in King Faisal and the Modernisation of Saudi Arabia, ed. Willard A. Beling (London: Croom Helm, 1980), 186. 239 Sindi, ibid. , 188. 240 “1 0.5 Cheers for Indonesia,” editorial, Chicago Tribune, 12 October 1965. 241 See Mark Curtis, mystery Affairs, Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam, 77–82, 95–98. 242 Ibid. , ninety eight. 243 Alex Alexiev, Soviet Nationalities in Nazi Wartime procedure, 1941–1945: document ready for the web evaluate, workplace of the Secretary of security, Rand starting place, Rand book sequence (Santa Monica, CA: Rand, August 1982). 244 Mitchell, “The heart East some time past and way forward for Social Science,” 12. 245 at the historical past folks arming and conscripting Islamists within the Seventies throughout the Nineties, see John Cooley, Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, the US, and overseas Terrorism, third ed. (London: Pluto Press, 2002). 246 Foucault, The heritage of Sexuality, vol. 1: An creation, a hundred. 247 “Proclamation of Bonaparte to the Egyptians. Muharram 1213 A. H. ,” in Saladin Boustany, ed. , The Journals of Bonaparte in Egypt, 1798–1801 (Cairo: Dar al-Maaref, 1971), five. 248 Ibid. , Article five of Napoleon’s proclamation, nine. 249 at the context of the proclamation, see Aziz Ahmad, Islamic Modernism in India and Pakistan, 1857–1964 (Oxford: Oxford college Press, 1967), 123–24. See additionally Hamid Enayat, sleek Islamic Political idea (Austin: collage of Texas Press, 1982), fifty eight, and Jacob M. Landau, The Politics of Pan-Islam, 185. 250 Henry Laurens in Tolan, Veinstein, and Laurens, Europe and the Islamic global, 272. 251 Hallaq, Sharia, 383. 252 See Qasim Amin, Tahrir al-Marʾah, in Qasim Amin: Al-ʿAʿmal al-Kamilah, ed.

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