By S. Sayyid,Hamid Dabashi

the phobia and nervousness aroused by means of Islamism isn't really a fantasy, neither is it easily a final result of terrorism or fundamentalism.

Writing in 1997, sooner than Sep 11 and prior to the austerity that has bred a brand new new release of a ways correct teams throughout Europe and the USA, S. Sayyid warned of a spectre haunting Western civilization. This groundbreaking ebook, banned via the Malaysian executive, is either an research of the stipulations that experience made ‘Islamic fundamentalism’ attainable and a provocative account of the ways that Muslim identities have come to play an more and more political position through the world.

This is a pioneering, provocative and intricately crafted examine, which indicates the problem of Islamism is not just geopolitical or maybe cultural but in addition epistemological.

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