Religion, politics and violence (Part 3): text and context

12 Apr, 2023

Author: Yahya Sseremba

Source: The Observer

One of the half-truths prevalent in dominant discourses is that the Europeans were driven by religion to kill each other until the secular nation-state emerged and saved them.

In line with this vulgar historical account, analysts explain the violence of Muslim actors today as the consequence of the reluctance of Islam to secularize.