Thursday, June 01, 2017

Note the loose use of the term "Islamism" in the article.

"Were I 20 today, would I be attracted to Islamism or desire to become a soldier of Islamic State.?"

Today’s angry young Islamists are not interested in the fight against austerity, the defence of the NHS or even in the struggle against racism. They are obsessed, rather, in showing solidarity with the peoples of Palestine and Chechnya and Syria. In an age in which anti-imperialist movements have faded and belief in alternatives to capitalism dissolved, radical Islam provides the illusion of being part of a global movement for change."

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