Political Islamism

22 Sep 2004 11:14

This is a tremendously important subject, and I won't even pretend to adequate coverage.

Topics: Western support, covert and overt; and oil-sheikdom support; and traditional mass media; and VCRs, cassettes, desktop publishing, etc.; and urbanization; and ethnic tensions; among engineers, especially students; and Christian creationism and fundamentalism. (That last is prompted by the fact that in the early '90s I saw Turkish mosques selling American creationist pamphlets, sometimes, but not always, with the Jesus-as-God bits blacked out. One has awful visions of a fundamentalist international...)

See also: Afghanistan; Iran; Islam; Millenarianism; Terrorism