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 heroes of the textbooks range from modernday Pakistani officers and rankers , who were highly decorated for their deeds , to Khalid ibn al - Walid and Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas of the early Islamic conquests .
Once synonymous with heroes or freedom fighters , mujahideen became , in Western usage , synonymous with villains and extremists . Nonetheless , the meaning within the Islamic world did not change . Moreover , as our second point of ...
1 CHAPTER 4 : MUJAHIDEEN AND HERO - MARTYRS : IMAGERY OF ACTIVE VIRTUE 1 Islamic Heroism in History and Legend Abedi ... Edwards , David B. , Heroes of the Age : Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier ( Berkeley : University of ...
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Cultures in History
Contrast in Ethics
Critique of Endeavors
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