Talal Asad: Modernity, Secularity & Islam

Video, posted 5.12.2011, from New York, United States, in:
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Talal Asad discusses: (a) the impossibility of imposing Western modernity on Muslim societies on account of fundamental differences with their culture and history; (b) the need for Western secularism to accommodate religious - including, Islamic and Christian - expression; (c) the failure of the West to appreciate its "modernity" as a constantly evolving - and not, static - phenomenon; and (d) the irrational behavior of European societies in dealing with Muslim immigration.

This interview was recorded in October 2008.