To assert one’s self is to become a subject

The Ex-Muslims Forum on Twitter alerted me to an article by Tariq Ramadan. Here’s how it begins –

Culture constitutes an essential element of human life. As people have risen up across the Middle East and North Africa, the diversity of their cultures is not only the means but also the ultimate goal of their liberation and their freedom. Though imperialism was primarily political and economic, it was also cultural; it imposed ways of life, habits, perceptions and values that rarely respected the societies under its domination, that seized control of minds — a true colonisation of human intelligence. [Read more…]