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Therefore, as much as we may crave the changes Meddeb recommends, we must ultimately realize how difficult they will be to achieve. His call for open debate and respect for difference in the Muslim world is welcome; but his insistence on the easygoing compatibility of Islam and modernity, based on cherry-picked progressive-sounding passages from the Koran and other medieval texts, is unconvincing.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Directly addressing abdslwahab terrorist attacks of September 11, he challenges us to reconsider the presumption that the gulf between the Islamic world and the West is too wide to breach. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Le Temps des inconciliables. Low to High Price: Available to ship in days.

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That of course doesn’t change the current intolerance of many Muslim states. Available for download now. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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Read more Read less. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The Flight of the Intellectuals. And yes Abdelwahhab a native English speaker. InMeddeb moved to Paris to continue his university studies at the Sorbonne in art history. With an afterword by Jean-Luc Nancy. Write a customer review. From he was a medeb consultant at Sindbad publications, helping to introduce a French reading public to the classics of Arabic and Persian literatures as well as the great Sufi writers.

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He describes abdelwahzb growing resentment between the West and the Islamic world as being due, in large part, to Islam’s drift away from its own pluralist tradition. Are you an author? According to this impassioned but unfocused disquisition on the decline of the Muslim world, Islamic culture in its medieval heyday was tolerant, open-minded, rational and urbane, its science, literature and government a beacon unto benighted Europe.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Meddeb judiciously illustrates how the failings of the West to create a universal equality after the Enlightenment has led to “ressentiment” in the Arab community and has contributed to the rise of fundamentalism or, as he describes it, “the sickness in Islam”.

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The “malady” of Islam lies in its alienation from the West and the corrosive influence that fundamentalism has wrought. Meddeb was born in TunisFrench Tunisiaininto a learned and patrician milieu. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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A devout Muslim now living in Paris he was raised in TunisMeddeb speaks with the authority and indignation of one who recognizes a “paradise lost. But “ancient Islam, intelligent and likable” is vastly different from “the political forms of present Islam, stupid and detestable” and steeped in xenophobia, fanaticism, prudery and resentment, according to Meddeb.

I’ve translated doctoral studies from the education field and met the same kind of “hi falutin'” manner of writing. Comment, alors, y voir clair dans cet imbroglio? Islam portal Egypt portal Biography portal. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Abdelwahab Meddeb. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. So much for intolerance.