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LIVE RADIO! Blake Archer Williams on Islam, Democracy, and the Defeat of the West; Charles Upton on Islam and Current Events

Listen live Fridays noon to 2pm Eastern on Revolution.Radio later archived at Is Islam pro-democracy, anti-democracy, or neutral? And what is Islam’s position on slavery? Today two noted Islamic scholars offer fresh arguments. First hour: Blake Archer Williams, who studied with UC-Berkeley professor Hamid Algar, has published a long list of books on topics related to Shia Islam. Today he discusses his new (introduced and translated) book Rational and Scriptural Proofs for the Validity of the Principle of Majority Rule in Islam by Masʿūd Imāmī. We may also veer off on a political tangent by considering Pepe Escobar’s new review of Emanuel Todd’s new…


Peter Simpson and Blake Archer Williams on Theocracy & Iran

Listen HERE Two of the world’s foremost proponents of and experts on theocracy come together for the first time! Blake Archer Williams grew up in the USA in a Christian Iranian immigrant family, studied Islamic history with Professor Hāmid Algar at the University of California at Berkeley, converted to Shia Islam, and later moved to Iran. He is the author and translator of over 50 books on Islam generally, and on Shi’a Islam in particular, including Credal Foundations of Waliyic Islam. Peter Simpson is the author of “Theocracy’s Challenge” and Political Illiberalism: A Defense of Freedom among other works. He is professor of philosophy…


Arash Najaf-Zadeh Critiques European New Right from a Shi’a Muslim Perspective, Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution

Listen HERE Arash Najaf-Zadeh grew up in the USA in a Christian Iranian immigrant family, converted to Shia Islam, and later moved to Iran. He has authored more than 40 books on many topics relating to Shia Islam and the Islamic Republic of Iran, many of them under the pen name Blake Archer Williams. In this interview we discuss his new book The European New Right: A Shi’a Response, recently issued from  Black House. Like Sufi Muslim Charles Upton (listen to him discuss his new book on Alexander Dugin) Arash thinks the European New Right has missed the whole point of…