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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In more recent times , the West means the advanced societies of both western Europe and certain of its former colonies , the United States most prominent among them . As with the term Islamic , we speak of the Western world and of ...
But how many listeners ( or readers ) bothered to consider what freedom really means and whether an intervening military force can bestow the rights of citizens where no real concept of free citizenry exists ?
The actions of those units are well publicized through various means , and such publicity serves to equate the namesake with active resistance . ' Abd al - Qadir al - Husayni is quite famous as a native hero , and his name is inevitably ...
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