Islamist thesis

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Muslim reactions to such reformist initiatives have been largely hostile and even violent. In the 1960s, a Pakistani religious court sentenced Fazlur Rahman to death. [18] Vigilantes have attacked Souroush on numerous occasions, [19] and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born ex-member of the Dutch parliament; [20] Canadian writer Irshad Manji; [21] and Los Angeles-based psychologist Wafa Sultan, [22] all outspoken critics of Islamic social practice, are in hiding or under guard.

Editor’s note: Pictured above is Haj Amin al Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, saluting  members of the Bosnian Waffen SS in November, 1943.

He wrote: “... America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America’s power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifices (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.” [ The Grand Chessboard , Basic Books, pp. 35-36].

Moreover, a lot depends on what type of war is being counted. A 2011 analysis by the Human Security Report looked at which states had fought most international wars—including colonial wars—since the end of World War II. The top four were France, Britain, Russia/Soviet Union, and the United States—in that order. No Muslim-majority country was in the top eight.

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He wrote: “... America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America’s power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifices (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.” [ The Grand Chessboard , Basic Books, pp. 35-36].

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Editor’s note: Pictured above is Haj Amin al Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, saluting  members of the Bosnian Waffen SS in November, 1943.

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He wrote: “... America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America’s power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public’s sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifices (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.” [ The Grand Chessboard , Basic Books, pp. 35-36].

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Muslim reactions to such reformist initiatives have been largely hostile and even violent. In the 1960s, a Pakistani religious court sentenced Fazlur Rahman to death. [18] Vigilantes have attacked Souroush on numerous occasions, [19] and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born ex-member of the Dutch parliament; [20] Canadian writer Irshad Manji; [21] and Los Angeles-based psychologist Wafa Sultan, [22] all outspoken critics of Islamic social practice, are in hiding or under guard.

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Editor’s note: Pictured above is Haj Amin al Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, saluting  members of the Bosnian Waffen SS in November, 1943.

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Moreover, a lot depends on what type of war is being counted. A 2011 analysis by the Human Security Report looked at which states had fought most international wars—including colonial wars—since the end of World War II. The top four were France, Britain, Russia/Soviet Union, and the United States—in that order. No Muslim-majority country was in the top eight.

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