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Is Modernization Possible?

Reader comment on item: The Dobbs List: "Militant Islam Reaches America"

Submitted by GEORGE VALDSHTEIN (Israel), Sep 26, 2002 at 03:06

Neither fascism nor Marxism-Leninism had an ideological base except the base they created by themselves. "Islamism", as you call it, has a firm ideological background – and Islam has grown on specific world perception, having its own philosophy and life style.

Considering all of this, do you really believe that it is possible to modernize the Islamist ideology? Maybe then it is possible to modernize, God forbid, fascism or Communism too?

Best regards--

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