From MSU Today on Impact Radio: Mohammed Ayoob is a University Distinguished Professor of international relations at MSU’s James Madison College and the Department of Political Science. In his book “The Many Faces of Political Islam,” Ayoob, a renowned scholar of Middle Eastern affairs, challenges Western assumptions about Islamic politics but also argues that democracy may be the “ideal antidote” to the appeal of Islamism and its rhetoric.
Ayoob defines political Islam and reveals what he means by the many faces of political Islam. He discusses some of the assumptions and perceptions that many Westerners have of Islam and offers his views on the realities.
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