States Without Citizens: Understanding the Islamic Crisis
The ideals of civic activism and public service that inspired the Western Renaissance are absent in the Islamic world. Islamic religio-moral ethics aim at salvation; Islamic social ethics aim at clan dominance. Western-inspired solutions to the Islamic crisis are inappropriate to Islamic states, in as much as they are states without citizens. To mitigate the violence engendered by the Islamic crisis, culturally authentic institutions must be created that will instill a civic ethics of common cause and public service. The author recommends this approach for policy makers and development managers and deplores the dangerous vacuity of such drumbeat cliches as the clash of civilizations that have gained currency in the war on terrorism.
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The outcome in the Arab experience is noted by Foud Ajami , who paraphrases the critical views of poet - savant and fellow countryman Khalil Hawi : That whole Arab awakening ... “ had covered up the backwardness .
This attention to people and things “ as they are ” called for critical scrutiny in the study and acceptance of sources and for detail in the capturing of information . Critical scrutiny in turn depended on personal intellectual ...
However , when the issues of nationality and citizenship became critical , they were not be resolved by the Ottoman regime as various subject peoples went their own ways . In the final days of the sultanate , " Turk " meant " Muslim ...
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