Compose a 1250 words assignment on analysis of islam and political violence :muslim diaspora and radicalism in the west by shahram akbarzadeh and fethi mansour. Needs to be plagiarism free! It examines the numerous security, legal, social and economic consequences of terrorism propagated by neo-Islamists on Islamism. Akbarzadeh and Mansouri explain the metamorphosis of the Islam to embrace violence against the west. To explain the metamorphosis of Islam, this book examines the Muslim world, the differences groups in Islam as well as Muslims in the diaspora. This article provides a critique of this book examining the correctness and logicality of the arguments put forward by the authors.
Akbarzadeh .F & Mansouri .S (2010, 3) argue that political violence that is common in many Islamic states began during the nation-building process. The demarcation of Islam countries by the colonial rulers led to legitimacy challenges among the elites who clung into power under the pretext of modernization. The elites in Islamic countries did not consider Islam in the development of the young nations. According to Akbarzadeh, F & Mansouri, S (2010, 3), the national elites’ decision to disregard Islam in the modernization process might have been due to colonial rulers’ denigration of Islam as a backward religion. The elites adopted state policies that suppressed Islam and regarded it as anti-modern in Islamic countries such as Turkey and Iran. In a worse situation, the elites outrightly rejected Islam and considered it inappropriate in Iraq and Jordan.
Unfavorable policies developed by the elites led to the uneven socio-economic development of the Islamic states. The growing unemployment rates coupled with the falling living standards led to wide resentment and disillusionment with the elite-led regimes. Successive regimes failed to meet the expectations of the citizens with many citizens failing to get employment even after attending schooling. The authors claim that Islamism has borrowed heavily from this discontent and disillusionment with successive regimes.