Europe is undergoing an identity crisis and Islam has been put at the center of it. The recent terrorist attacks in Norway by a deranged man who harbored anti-Muslim sentiments and sympathized with far right wing anti-immigrant political ideologies has brought this crisis once again to the surface. The crisis of Islam in Europe revolves, … Continue reading What Would Nietzsche Say About Europe’s Islam Crisis?
Very few of my favorite philosophers approach the topic of Islam in a nuanced or rigorous manner. For instance, in Zizek's work on Islam, most of his scholarship remains highly ahistoric, it refuses to touch Hadith, or Sunna for that matter, and it remains somewhat essentialist. Nonetheless, it is worth reading Zizek's Lacanian take on … Continue reading Nietzsche, Islam, and the Rashidun