Western Dominance and Political Islam: Challenge and Response
By Khaled Bin Sayeed
State University Of New York Press, 1994, 197 pp.
For those whose view of Islamic political movements has been excessively skewed by the media portrayal of Islamic fundamentalism, the author offers a serious effort to reconcile Islamic beliefs with the modern world. A number of important Islamic modernists are discussed. Missing, however, is a political analysis of why these enlightened views seem to have such a modest popular following.