Israel may remain an officially Jewish state, with no “church”-state separation, and with an orthodox majority with a presence in politics and strong religious attachments, but the country is experiencing a “secularization below the radar,” said Guy Ben-Porot, a political scientist at Ben-Gurion University at a recent meeting at Columbia University in New York.
In 2002, after years of work on political Islam, French scholar Olivier Roy published a major book on “globalized Islam”. A revised and updated version of this work has now been published in English.
The interview was conducted online in November 2004. Olivier Roy was interviewed by Jean-Francois Mayer.