070911

September 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

In his recent interview with Peter Mansbridge, Stephen Harper says “Islamicism” is the biggest security threat facing Canada. “Islamicist”, of course, is the older term for the subcategory of Orientalists studying Islam (as in the title of Nasr’s “In Commemoration of Louis Massignon: Catholic, Scholar, Islamicist, and Mystic”). There is something perversely hilarious in the idea of cells of radical Islamicists gathering and plotting to attack Canada. Revisionists and grand masters, together! In the difference between Goldziher’s Muslim Studies (1890) and the more recent edited collections Approaches to Islam in Religious Studies (1985) and Rethinking Islamic Studies: From Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism (2010) lies nothing less than the doom of this great country. Allahu akbar.

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