Wednesday, March 19, 2008

An assertion

From Eteraz:

It is my hypothesis that modern day Islamism represents a step towards the severance between Islam and the State. This is because Islamism upends the historical, de-centralized, partitioned relationship between Islam and the State by turning the clerics into agents of secular power. While in the short term these clerics certainly utilize the State to perpetuate laws rooted in the holy texts, in the long term, their entrance into the State structure essentially renders them machiavellian apparatchiks, disconnecting them from their religious base and rendering them into ideologues.

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