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Is There an Islamic Problem?: Essays on Islamic Societies, the US and Israel

October 1, 2004 No Comment

By Dr. M. Shahid Alam, Oct 2004

It has become fashionable in some circles after September 11 to excoriate Islam as the source of the problems facing the Islamic world. The air is thick with theories which claim that Islam has been paralyzed by a deadening obscurantism since the twelfth century, and this paralysis will only end when Muslims decide to replace Islam with secular humanism. It is time these theories were deconstructed.

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