Category Archives: Islam

syria290311 June 12

Revolution and Counter-Revolution

Imperialism has been envisioning and working toward a Middle East under their control and domination for a long time. The State of Israel is a bulwark for imperialist domination. It was imperialism that imposed Israel upon the people of Palestine without their approval and it is imperialism which maintains this Zionist state. Likewise, the Al-Saud […]

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An Open Letter to FEMEN and the Irony of Western ‘Feminism’

Like clockwork, another ‘mass’ movement of ‘progressive’ First World political activism has sprung up. This time it is FEMEN, the latest in a series of media spectacles and fad movements which justify and support further First World attacks against Third World peoples.  Despite its English-language messaging, FEMEN claims to represent ‘Arab Women against Islam’ and encourages women […]

Syrian Women Join Fight Against Imperialism

Given the recent track record in Libya and Egypt, women in Syria are increasingly aware of what is at stake in the struggle against imperialist-backed Islamists. Rather than submit to the dual oppression of imperialist-enforced patriarchy, these women are fighting back.

planet apartheid February 18

The West’s War Against African Development Continues

The recent intervention in Mali and Algeria by the French imperialists is linked to the recent NATO  destruction of Libya, past actions that led to the creation of AFRICOM and the weakening of the African Union, and current efforts by Western powers to increase their military, political and economic presence in Africa as a whole.  […]

Cultural Imperialism Triggers Global Protests Against U.S.

Tens of thousands of people in dozens of cities and slums across Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and parts of Europe and Australia have demonstrated in recent days in response to a film made in the United $tates attacking the Prophet Muhammad. Protests primarily targeted U.$. embassies and other symbols of imperialism including an […]

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Political Islam in Egypt

Following the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings which toppled long-time ruler Hosni Mubarek, various forces of Egyptian society have emerged in an ongoing contest over social and political power. Of these forces, one of the most prominent has been that of organized Islam, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood. How did Islam come to Egypt and how has it manifested itself in modern organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood? What has been its role in Egypt since independence, and what role will political Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood likely play in the future?

Tributary Roots of Historical Islam

Islam’s roots and early significance lie in the changing conditions of 7th and 8th century Arabia. Not united by a single ethnic-religious formation prior to its development, through its pronouncements on religion, social and legal philosophy, early Islam sought and succeeded in creating a trans-tribal authority and source of identity through which later Arab and […]

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