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Review – Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways

Review – Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways

With philosophically rigourous analysis, Roy goes beyond the well-trod tropes of ‘radical Islam’ and pushes us to think outside of a ‘clash of civilizations’ paradigm.

Islam and the Politics of Temporality: The Case of ISIS

Islam and the Politics of Temporality: The Case of ISIS

ISIS is not unique when it comes to the significance of temporality as issues pertaining to the past have been a constant factor in Islamic thought.

Islamophobia(s) In the Aftermath of the Nice Attack

Islamophobia(s) In the Aftermath of the Nice Attack

To understand the changing nature of Islamophobia, it is necessary to understand it in the plural and to differentiate between its illiberal and liberal forms.

Challenging ISIS on its Own Turf

Challenging ISIS on its Own Turf

While organizations bemoan the Islamophobia being generated due to extremist misdeeds, it is important that Muslims avoid supporting others because of their religion.

Revisiting Turkey’s Protean Self vs. ‘Other’

Revisiting Turkey’s Protean Self vs. ‘Other’

‘Ontological insecurity’ provides a more accurate analysis of Turkey’s Europeanization project as an alternative theoretical perspective to realism and constructivism.

Sexualities, LGBT Rights and The Ban of ‘Gay’ Emoticons in Indonesia

Sexualities, LGBT Rights and The Ban of ‘Gay’ Emoticons in Indonesia

While the emoticon debate itself seems rather trivial, the debates surrounding it are illustrative of the tensions between Islam and local practices.

Middle Power Religion

Middle Power Religion

Whilst the study of religion adds value to our understanding of world affairs, the opposite is also true: the concepts of IR add value to our understanding of religion

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Out in the Open: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Execution of Sheik Nimr al-Nimr

The confrontation of Saudi Arabia and Iran remains a political battle of influence with a veneer of religious justifications and very secular interests at the heart.

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Hassan al-Banna: A Starting Point for Contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism

Al-Banna’s ideas of Islam’s superiority, of his conception of Islam to others, and the monopoly of the absolute truth are the first steps to judge Others as unbelievers.

The Future of Islamic State Systems in Light of Rising Sectarian Tensions

The Future of Islamic State Systems in Light of Rising Sectarian Tensions

Violence in the Islamic World is not principally attributable to religion, though its increasing salience fosters conditions for sectarian conflict.

Whose God? A Human Rights Approach

Whose God? A Human Rights Approach

The modern international human rights regime offers an alternative to secularism because it establishes standards for both state neutrality and engagement with religion.

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