On Islam and Indoctrination

How does Islam gain and keep such a firm hold on its adherents?

This is the key question discussed in Peter Townsend’s ‘On Islam and Indoctrination‘. His key argument is that many Islamic societies are subject to the classical methods of indoctrination. By understanding how these operate within an Islamic context the reader will be better able to understand the place of Islam in the modern world and perhaps also to have meaningful conversations with Muslim people about the impact of the ideology to which they pledged themselves.