The latest issue of the US journal Foreign Affairs contains an article by Marc Lynch entitled ‘Veiled Truths: The rise of political Islam in the West’.
The intro to the article reads:
‘In The Flight of the Intellectuals, Paul Berman argues that it is not violent Islamists who pose the greatest danger to liberal societies in the West but rather their so-called moderate cousins, such as Tariq Ramadan.
‘Such a reading of contemporary Islamism, however, misses the many nuances of the movement and the real battles between reformers and Salafists.’
Will try and read it later today…Berman is often described as a ‘liberal hawk’ and was a supporter of the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq. He is also a particular hero of Zionist extremists like Melanie Phillips and the Hasbara merchants over at Harry’s Place, so it will be interesting to read what Marc Lynch says about him.
Hat-tip to Islamophobia Watch for spotting this.