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Honeymoon in Mecca
by G. Murphy Donovan (August 2011)
“Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not understand either.” - Gandhi
The junction of the Islamist religious right and the secular political left is one of the great ciphers of early 21st Century political history. Some might describe the phenomenon as ecumenicism; an enlightened model, originating in the West; one which believes that tolerance is the best tactical remedy for Islam’s strategic bias - “turning the other cheek,” if you will. A more skeptical view sees the ecumenicist as a wishful thinker, or worse, an appeaser. more>>>