Why isn't Hamas the same as the Algerian FLN?

Submitted by cathy n on 17 April, 2007 - 12:05 Author: Clive Bradley

Islamism represents despair. It is not an alternative economic and political programme, but a retreat from having one, trusting instead in God.

Old-style nationalism was for something positive and concrete in the real world. The Islamists of course have their ideology (or ideologies, plural, ranging from that of Sayyid Qutb to that of Khomeini) - but what it represents is essentially negative.

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