Archives for the ‘ Works Cites Soroush ’ Category

View of Islam skewed by actions of extremists: expert

By • Mar 16th, 2015 • Category: Works Cites Soroush

Renowned Islam and political academics Abdolkarim Soroush, left, and Asef Bayat gave keynote speeches and participated in panel discussion during the Islamism and Post-Islamism conference at Queen’s University on Saturday. (Supplied photo) The popular view of Islam has been skewed by the actions of minority extremists, according to world-renowned academics. Dr. Abdolkarim Soroush, a post-revolutionary […]



Muslims for Peace — Kelly James Clark

By • Feb 17th, 2013 • Category: Works Cites Soroush

Last week I wrote about the most persecuted religion in the world &#8211 Christianity. So dire is the persecution of Christians, Christianity is in danger of disappearing from its homeland. Christianity is most in peril, I noted, in Muslim-majority countries where either by official policy or official laxity, Christians are discriminated against, persecuted, tortured, threatened […]



Death of a True Scholar and a Muslim Mensch

By • Jul 14th, 2010 • Category: Works Cites Soroush

by: Reuven Firestone A bright light of critical scholarship of Islam was just extinguished in Cairo with the death at 66 of professor Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd on July 5. I saw him only last spring at the international conference “The Qur’an in Its Historical Context” held at the University of Notre Dame, where he […]



How the U.S. Ignored Iran’s Reformers

By • Mar 1st, 2007 • Category: Works Cites Soroush

The Bush administration, despite President Bush’s vocal call for democracy in Iran, has failed to grant visas to several prominent Iranian pro-democracy activists. Among the Iranians still waiting for a U.S. visa is Abdolkarim Soroush, a philosopher who is widely regarded as the leading intellectual force behind the reformist movement that swept President Mohammed Khatami […]



Global Intellectual Poll Results

By • Oct 20th, 2005 • Category: Works Cites Soroush

Prospect by: David Herman   The two most striking things about this poll are the number of people who took part and the age of the winners. Over 20,000 people voted for their top five names from our longlist of 100, and they tended to reinforce the trends of the original list. More than half […]



Hungering for Reform in Iran

By • Aug 21st, 2005 • Category: Works Cites Soroush

By Roya Hakakian Sunday, August 21, 2005 The debate over Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons has produced thousands of headlines over the past couple of years, but anyone who’s been following closely should know this much: There is no real news there. The issue has become a mere political symphony in which the same theme […]



Peace with Islam

By • Dec 1st, 2004 • Category: Works Cites Soroush

Floy E. Doull ( fdoull@cablerocket.com ) “Peace with Islam” Animus (December 2004) – Memorial University   Introduction Two dominant and conflicting theses concerning world order have emerged since the end of the Cold War. They have found expression most directly and perhaps naively in the writings of two American political thinkers, Francis Fukuyama and Samuel […]



Open-ended history – An Interview with:Francis Fukuyama

By • Apr 29th, 2004 • Category: Works Cites Soroush

Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 29 April – 5 May 2004 – Issue No. 688 (Interview) Francis Fukuyama, of “End of History” renown, speaks to Ezzat Ibrahim, in Washington, of his views on the Bush administration’s Middle East policy and the American tendency to confuse universalism with self-interest You support the “preventive […]