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Ali Allawi’s warning: last gasp for global Islam

By Tom Chatfield  

Islamic modernity: a mass of ugly self-contradictions

Now free to read on our website is a piece from Prospect’s current issue by the writer and novelist Robin Yassin-Kassab, looking at former Iraqi minister Ali A Allawi’s book The Crisis of Islamic Civilization. Allawi offers a stark warning, Yassin-Kassab argues, that Islam across the world “experienced a traumatic rupture rather than an evolution into modernity.” And the consequence has been the poisonous and paradoxical emergence of a series of regimes focused on…

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