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Political Islam & the environment

A.Kadir Yildirim

Political Islam & the environment.

Islamist parties throughout the world have routinely disregarded environmental concerns in their discourse and actions, though Islam as a religion places strong emphasis on environmental protection. Thus, it is puzzling that environmental policy is all but absent from most Islamist platforms, writes Middle East Center research scholar A.Kadir Yildirim.

Read “Between anti-westernism and development: political Islam and environmentalism,” published by the journal Middle Eastern Studies.