Olivier Roy argues that Islamic revival, or ‘re-Islamisation’, results from the efforts of westernised Muslims to assert their identity in a non-Muslim context. Olivier Roy discussed his latest book, Globalized Islam, in which he argues that Islamic revival has resulted from the Muslim diaspora´s efforts. Olivier Roy’s Globalized Islam. Much of the current turmoil in the Muslim world and the tensions between. West and East can be traced back to.

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Second, the book places militant Islam within the realm of possibility of neofundamentalism but did not make a more pronounced effort to mark the variables that gave rise to the two distinct outcomes.

Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah by Olivier Roy

No trivia or quizzes yet. Global Islam is a deculturated Islam. Sikhs vow to fight turban law. The spread of Islam around the globe has blurred the connection between a religion, a specific society, and a territory.

The book is extremely relevant today with the ongoing Western military involvement in Muslim counties’ happenings and olvier mass migration of people from Muslim countries to Western Europe.

Good lslam description of globalization of religious radical groups. They would either become normal political parties, as has subsequently happened in Jordan and Turkey, or they would lead to a kind of individual neo-fundamentalism.

The new factor is, of course, the US intervention in Iraq: Dana Ahmed rated it really liked it Nov 10, Islam is not immune to trends found across all other religions, such as individualization. Religioscope — Islam has now a permanent presence in the religious landscape of Western countries.

The vast majority of existing Islamic states had to sacrifice the idea of international Islam to the national interests of local state, demonstrating once again that nationalism of a specific country trumps any dreams of a transnational kingdom be it global Islam, Marxism oluvier Liberal Democracy for that matter.

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Globalized Islam – Interview with Olivier Roy

Once you realise that religion and culture have been decoupled, then the “clash of civilisations” debate loses all relevance. Pointing out that most of the world’s Muslims are not Arabs, he suggests that the main reason for the political backwardness of the Arab world may be Arab culture rather than Islam.


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Globalized Islam – Interview with Olivier Roy

Focusing on the epiphenomena of globalisation such as deculturation, deterritorialisation, and secularisation and WesternisationRoy explains re-Islamisation in terms that globalizex Muslims-pious or not-reacting to a changing world that is also experienced by their non-Muslim counterparts. Anyone interested in western views of Islamism.

Olivier Roy, Globalised Islam: Chris rated it it was ok Globaalized 28, The book is very heavy on jargon, gkobalized still not overly difficult to read. Good and believable globalizef, but the lack on actual quantitative research bothered me.

Rick rated it it was ok Jun 18, Islamists would drop out of the political arena, preferring to become “born-again Muslims” and concentrate on social, ethical, and lifestyle issues rather than on political change or the creation of an Islamic state.

Roy wrote widely on the subject of the civil unrest in France saying they should not be seen as religiously inspired as some commentators said. Another of Roy’s fascinating points is that Muslims in the west are no longer foreigners. It’s a must read for any Muslim living in the West looking for answers to justify the current Islamic trends.

One-third of the world’s Muslims now live as lslam of a minority. Unfortunately, the book suffers from a lack of organization and logical exposition that makes his central themes difficult to track and conceptualize clearly.

Thanks for telling globaalized about the problem. If one were to nitpick, the book’s weaknesses lies in its over-reliance towards the experiences of second-generation Muslims in Europe to explain neofundamentalism. Share on Twitter Tweet.

Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah

He also serves on the editorial board of the academic journal Central Asian Survey. Roy’s Globalised Islam is one of the most ambitious book about normative Islam I have ever encountered. In the Middle East secularisation is associated with dictatorship, whether you take the Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein, President Ben Ali in Tunisia, or the cancellation of Algeria’s parliamentary elections in on the grounds that the Islamists would have won.

Jul 31, Ismail rated it really liked it. We may deplore the relative absence of liberal reformist thinkers in Islam, but that is also a problem with global Protestantism. At the heart of this development is, on the one hand, the voluntary settlement of Muslims in Western societies and, on the other, the pervasiveness and influence of Western cultural mode The spread of Islam around the globe has blurred the connection between a religion, a specific society, and a territory.


The book offers a perspective on the place of Islam in secular society and looks at the diverse experiences of Muslim immigrants in the West.

Leslie Evans rated it really liked it May 27, Globalised Islam by Olivier Roy Fear is often based on simplifying or even inventing the dangers that surround the frightened. Subscribers receive exclusive discounts and early access to new books from Hurst. An extremely important read for everyone that seeks to peel back layers of the growing tension between Christian communities and immigrant Muslim communities in Europe and North America – especially above the level of analysis pop-media gives to these complicated dynamics.

Harith Alrashid rated it liked it Oct 05, Both Muslims and the West are struggling to narrow down the essential characteristics of Muslim identity — is it primarily culture, religion, ethnicity? Paperbackpages. This has produced a deterritorialisation of Islam.

For others the path leads to a shift towards religiosity rather than religion, as they increasingly look for their own interpretations of what constitutes correct behaviour and belief. Considering the book’s emphasis on the non-violent nature of most neofundamentalists radical, no doubtmore labour should be committed to support such an assertion if not the conveyor belt theory the author fervently guards his theory against olivirr again barge in.

Secular France treats Muslim as a religion, while historically religious Britain which has an official state church treats Muslims as isoam.

Dec 30, Renske Veltman rated it liked it. Haley rated it really liked it Aug 30,