Islam and the New Totalitarianism: Fundamentalism's Threat to World Civilisation by Robert Corfe (Paperback, 2016)
Brand newLOWEST PRICE
- AU $25.79Free postage
- Brand new condition
- Sold by oodals
- See details for delivery est.
Nearly newLOWEST PRICE
- AU $36.95+ AU $7.95 postage
- Like new condition
- Sold by ausreseller
- See details for delivery est.
All listings for this product
About this product
- DescriptionThe Islamic threat is possibly the most disturbing political issue of our time, as it impacts on the fears of so many ordinary people. The propagation of puritanical Wahabism, through the oil 'wealth of the Gulf States, ensures that its ideology is spread worldwide as the most influential force in the world today. The entire thinking and life-style of Muslims is dictated by religious demands to the exclusion of anything regarded as profane. Such a mind-set established by the Prophet Mohammed and his followers, is long enshrined in tradition, and remains to the present day. Hence God is the single authority and his commands are interpreted through holy text alone. It is the exclusion of a secular dimension, with its appeal to independent reason that defines Islam as a totalitarian movement. The problem in the n-Islamic world, especially in Western Europe, is the penetration of nation states by a proselytising religious totalitarianism on democratic societies. The variety of means in attempting to achieve this, and the subtlety of the methods, is the subject of this book. The main objection of n-Muslims to the penetration of their culture is the creation of pseudo-legal structures, or a state within the state, e.g., their own parliament, or the anuncement of -go zones, or the establishment of Sharia courts with legal authority. The resistance of Muslims to the idea of integration leaves them with two alternatives only: either they must create their own mini-states within the state, or else they must attempt by subtler means to seize control of leading administrative institutions. Muslims in Britain are engaged in both the above alternatives, as witnessed by their numbers and close cooperation in both Houses of Parliament, and their power in local government councils nationwide. Through a sociological and objective approach that appreciates the religious priorities of Islamic people, this book attempts to find a harmonious middle path to ensure a lasting concord between two contrasting civilisations.
- Author BiographyRobert Corfe is well-qualified as the author of this book on the problem of contemporary Islam. As a businessman working in the Middle East, he has long had successful contacts with Gulf Arabs and other Islamic peoples in the region as well as back home in Britain. As an established author of repute he is well known for his books, Deism and Social Ethics, The Democratic Imperative, Populism Against Progress, The Future of Politics, and his works on social capitalism. The present book is a penetrating study of Islamic society and the psychosis that can arise through excess religiosity. Comparisons are made with other societies in the past that have found themselves in a similar situation with Islam today, and in this the author finds hope for a harmonious settlement in the future between the Islamic and non-Islamic worlds.
- Author(s)Robert Corfe
- PublisherArena Books
- Date of Publication18/04/2016
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationBury St Edmunds
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintArena Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight259 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine10 mm
Best-selling in Textbooks
- AU $179.93New
- AU $111.93New
- AU $93.61Used
- AU $93.61New
- AU $101.72New
- AU $81.15New
Save on Textbooks
- AU $69.90Trending at AU $82.20
- AU $73.99Trending at AU $78.64
- AU $38.81Trending at AU $50.36
- AU $68.00Trending at AU $74.31
- AU $104.88Trending at AU $109.06
- AU $22.66Trending at AU $23.29
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.