Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Forthcoming: The Ummah and das Volk

Are there similarities between the Islamist and the “Völkisch” (or ethnic-national) ideologies? Some citations from an excellent new book on Tariq Ramadan and the Muslim Brotherhood suggest as much. I’ll be back tomorrow to say some words about Paul Landau’s Le Sabre et le Coran [The Sword and the Koran] and to compare Tariq Ramadan on the Muslim Ummah (or “community”) and one of the most important forerunners of the “völkisch” ideology, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, on “das Volk”.