“Political Islam is the end result of the enforced separation of religion and governance, leaving Islamist groups in crisis from their very inception” – read PART ONE of the series The crisis of Political Islam: Problems of Terminology
“Islamists disregarded democratic principles that the Arab Spring protesters had advocated for, leading to their eventual failures” – read PART TWO of the series The Crisis of Political Islam: Islamism and Politics
“Islamists must choose between developing into a civil and democratic political and cultural force, or conservative isolation with a violent future” – read PART THREE of the series The Crisis of Political Islam: Reform, Violence
” The violence of the Islamic State group will force a rethinking within political Islam which uses the same scriptures albeit differently” – read PART FOUR of the series The Crisis of Political Islam: The Violent Path
“Islamist movements are at a cross roads, and the way forward is to agree on the principles of the democratic system and abide by them” – read PART FIVE of the series The Crisis of Political Islam: What is Left?
Dr. Azmi Bishara, a prominent researcher, writer and Arab intellectual, is the General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in doha, Qatar and a member of its Executive Board.