Category: Religion and Politics

Limits of Islamism in Contemporary India and Bangladesh

In his new book,Dr. Maidul Islam summarises the history and goals of Islamism on the Indian subcontinent and discusses the ideological underpinnings of Jamaat-e Islami movement of India and Bangladesh. Raising questions about the limits of Islamism and its role as a substitute for the current political system, Maidul Islam brings a nuanced and detailed account of its prospects as an ideological and practical competitor to Western models of society.

18C and Religious Offenses

Australia’s Human Rights Commission recently weighed into the debate about censorship and images of the Prophet Muhammad. It’s position is deeply troubling, hypocritical, completely arbitrary and legitimizes radical positions whilst normalizing obedience to randomly chosen religious edicts.