Two Conceptions of Islam
in Revolutionary Iran “Ali Shari`ati and
Abdolkarim Soroush” is an article published in
International Sociology Vol. 19 No. 4 (pp. 504-523)
Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi. In this article he tries to makes a
Ali Shari`ati and
before and after the Iranian revolution of 1979.
But the article
perpetuates a fallacy that the enemies of religious intellectualism have
long tried to spread, namely the false account of the story of Cultural
Revolution (Page 514 of the above article). They simply conflate,
deliberately, two things; The Cultural Revolution and the Council for the
Cultural Revolution. The latter was created after the closing down of the
universities, in order to reopen them. The closing down of universities
was part of the disorganized acts of the so called revolutionary groups
all over the country. Any way the Council had nothing to do with the
'event' itself, and indeed it tried to annul it as well as possible.
This could be very misleading for the readers that
may not be familiar with the chain of events at that time. Therefore I
wanted to clarify this for the record.
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