A 1979 Time Magazine Article About Islam

Time cover Islam militant revivalThirty-seven years ago, Time magazine dedicated its cover to “Islam, The Militant Revival,” and published a lengthy article, “The World of Islam,” in which John A. Meyer wrote, “We want to examine Islam’s resurgence, not simply as another faith but as a political force and potent third ideology competing with Marxism and Western culture in the world today.”

It was April 16, 1979.

The editor, Marguerite Johnson, penned the cover story because “the Iranian revolution has made it especially important for Westerners to understand the driving energy and devotion Islam commands from so many.”


  • Exile1981

    They would never run an article like that today.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And Jeffrey Dahmer was an artist working in an unpopular medium.

      • Exile1981

        Fanatical devotion, bu it’s still devotion. They truly believe.

  • I remember how the Iranians immediately released their Western hostages the moment they heard that Ronald Reagan was elected US President.