Ed Husain

The Arab Street

Husain examines politics, society, and radicalism in the greater Middle East.

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Conversations Inside Political Islam

by Ed Husain
Author Tariq Ramadan talks to the media after a conference at a mosque in France in April 2010 (Stephane Mahe/Courtesy Reuters). Author Tariq Ramadan talks to the media after a conference at a mosque in France in April 2010 (Stephane Mahe/Courtesy Reuters).

The debate inside global Islam about the relevance of religion in politics remains forever vibrant. In a new book written by Oxford University professor Tariq Ramadan, he responds to important questions being asked in Arab capitals by Islamists of different hues and their critics. Ramadan’s book is a timely but problematic contribution to this international conversation. I reviewed his book for the Financial Times here: Read more »