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  Islamic party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Islamic party is a party that works for promoting Islam while an Islamic political party is a political party that promotes Islam as a political movement by offering nominees for election in a democracy - of which there are several in the Islamic world.
Islamic parties may, on occasion, resort to militant strategies (such as in the case of the Muslim Brotherhood).
Islamic parties may vary from extreme fundamentalists, such as the theocratic Islamic Revolution of Iran, to parties which conform to constitutionally enforced secular democratic ideals, such as in the case of the moderate Islamic Ak party in Turkey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamic_party   (203 words)

 Sudanese Political Parties
During the last period of parliamentary democracy, the Umma Party was the largest in the country, and its leader, Sadiq al Mahdi served as prime minister in all coalition governments between 1986 and 1989.
The various religiously affiliated parties opposed the SCP, and, consequently, the progression of civilian and military governments alternately banned and courted the party until 1971, when Nimeiri accused the SCP of complicity in an abortive military coup.
The Baath Party of Sudan was relatively small and sided with the Baath Party of Iraq in the major schism that divided this pan-Arab party into pro-Iraqi and pro-Syrian factions.
www.sudan.net /government/parties.html   (1566 words)

 [ The New Iraq ]
Party spokesman Abu al-Harith Azzam told Baghdad's "Al-Shira" in an interview published on 10 February 2004 that his group did not register (to date, groups are not required to do so) as a political party, and has no intention of doing so.
The party is open to any Islamic sect, and any ethnicity, Azzam said, adding, "Being a Muslim is enough to accept him as a member in the party." The group's membership is unknown, but is thought to be negligible.
In the Islamic Group, we believe that the group must be open-minded and seek fraternity with all those who call or act for Islam.
www.rferl.org /specials/IraqCrisis/specials-politicalgroups.asp   (1502 words)

 The Role of Islamic Parties in Pakistani Politics
Islamic parties in Pakistan have been a potent force to reckon with and can be counted among the elite groups that influence political processes and decision-making in Pakistan.
The party is for the adoption of a state ruled by Shariat (Islamic law) where the head of state would rule with the consent of learned Islamic religious scholars, i.e., the JI ulema.
Religious parties involved in religious militancy united in response to the stance adopted by the government, but were restrained in showing their direct antagonism to the army.
www.arches.uga.edu /~sga/islamic_parties_in_pak.htm   (6722 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Islamic Parties Carry Iraq Local Vote
BAGHDAD, Feb. 11 -- Islamic parties will be heavily represented on provincial councils across Iraq, according to final results released Friday from races in 12 provinces that revealed enthusiastic voter participation in the north and south and lower turnout in Baghdad and Sunni Muslim-populated areas.
Islamic parties dominated the results in the southern provinces, where Shiite religious leaders have assumed growing importance since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
But while Islamic parties fared well as a group, their votes were scattered among various factions, and only one -- a party of independents in Wasit province said to be backed by Moqtada Sadr -- won an absolute majority.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A16292-2005Feb11?language=printer   (984 words)

 deseretnews.com | Islamic parties performed well in Iraq's provincial races
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Islamic parties will be heavily represented on provincial councils across Iraq, according to final results released Friday from council races in 12 provinces that documented enthusiastic voter participation in the north and south and lower turnout in Baghdad and Sunni Muslim-populated areas.
The partial results from the Jan. 30 elections — which did not include figures for the 275-seat National Assembly — were released on another day of deadly attacks by insurgents.
But while Islamic parties fared well as a group, their votes were scattered among various factions, and only one — a party of independents in Wasit province said to be backed by Moqtada al-Sadr — won an absolute majority.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600111547,00.html   (991 words)

 Islamic Parties in the 2004 Election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Party of Vice President Hamzah Haz, which describes itself as a “religious but nationalist party.” In 1999 PPP received 11% of the vote.
PBB is an “older generation” party and is expected to lose support compared to 1999 when it received 2% of the vote.
PAN is technically not an Islamic Party, but it is the Party of Amien Rais, former Chairman of Muhammadiyah, which has given Amien Rais’s candidacy for president an endorsement.
www.ohiou.edu /pols/faculty/malley/collins2.html   (647 words)

 Religioscope > Archives > Russia: the impact of Islamic parties on the elections
The chief obstacle for developing this party and Islam in general in Russia, islam.ru wrote of the debate at the Nur conference, was the split among different factions of Muslims, and the controversial activities of various clerics.
Muslim parties have sometimes sided with the left and sometimes with the right in pursuit of their own goals, according to islam.ru, and thus have developed a profile of "centrism"; historically, they once sided with the Kadets in the prerevolutionary first Duma.
Islamic groups are limited in their expression in elections by the passage of a law barring the use of religious terminology and names in parties.
www.religioscope.info /article_222.shtml   (3233 words)

 USATODAY.com - Islamic parties' election success may benefit U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
LONDON — The success of Islamic parties in recent elections around the world is not cause for alarm and might pre-empt growing fundamentalism in those countries, foreign policy analysts say.
The sweeping victory last week in Turkey of the Justice and Development Party, whose leader has been a strong Islamist, was not a victory for anti-Western forces, analysts say, but a defeat for an old-guard government considered corrupt, inept and incapable of pulling the country out of dire economic straits.
Party leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the past an avowed Islamist, may work to alter some of the militantly secular aspects of Turkey's civil code — such as a law forbidding the wearing of headscarves at school — that many there have found offensive.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002-11-14-islam-elections_x.htm   (775 words)

A government of Islamic forces in these provinces needs to be projected and introduced to the world not as anti-American or anti-West or pro-Taliban but standing for justice to all, friendly to Afghanistan people, strengthening the ties of brotherhood in between two brotherly Muslims states across the borders.
It needs their orientation on Islamic lines that it is the character and human qualities that should be the points of consideration not tribal affinity while casting vote.
The urge for the Islamic state and the system must come from within the masses and for that the MMA, especially JI, has to work hard, educate the people, and convince them that their welfare and future lies only in Islam.
www.dawahinamericas.com /era.htm   (1416 words)

 Parties and Leaders - Islamic Parties
The Iraqi Islamic Party is a strong force in al-Anbar,a largely Sunni province west of Baghdad, where it holds a majority of seats on the provincial council.
The group is the Iraqi branch of the moderate Sunni Islamic party Muslim Brotherhood, which is well established in the Middle East.
The Iraqi Islamic Party played an important role in negotiating an end to the siege in Falluja (a Sunni town), which in April 2004 became the scene of bloody battles between insurgents and US marines.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~knatanas/classweb/politics-s05/parties2.html   (227 words)

 Hamzah Haz on Islamic Parties - Indonesia Matters
Because of that Islamic parties are needed and we struggle to defend the soul of Islam (Karena itulah diperlukan partai Islam dan kita berjuang untuk menjaga ruh Islam.)
He said that the morality of the nation, in Islamic terms, was declining and that the prevalence of corruption, drug use, pornography, gambling, and even terrorism, was proof of this.
From the national parliament to provincial parliaments to local government party cadres had to make their point of view be heard, and had to take a critical attitude in order to struggle for the interests of the people.
www.indonesiamatters.com /155/hamzah-haz-on-islamic-parties   (639 words)

 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Pakistan's Islamic parties lead anti-US fight
Dr Ahmad said Jamaat was the only religious party in Pakistan that has shown itself to be open and friendly with the west.
Both the Jamaat-e-Islami and the JUI have allied themselves with a dozen smaller religious parties this year to form the Afghan Defence Committee, which has sworn to defend the Taleban.
But it is certain that if and when the attack comes, Pakistan's religious parties will sink their differences and take their supporters and their armed activists out on to the streets.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/1575304.stm   (643 words)

 Islamic parties outpoliticking secular opposition - The Washington Times: World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Capitalizing on donations from followers and Islamic traditions that obscure the line between religion and politics, Islamic groups have put together impressive social programs, formed well-armed militias and established quasi-political organizations that are the envy of their secular rivals.
Iraq's religious political parties — which include the Dawa, the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, Hezbollah, the Sadr Foundation and the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party — invest much zeal in their politicking.
Naseer Kamel Chaderji, leader of the secular National Democratic Party, meanwhile, moves only between his well-guarded house, his well-guarded office and the impenetrable chambers of the Iraqi Governing Council, of which he is a member.
www.washtimes.com /world/20040326-112646-3420r.htm   (596 words)

 Gen. Musharraf and the Islamic parties
In a statement on February 13,2000, the Muttahada Islami Inquilabi Mahaz, another joint front of the Islamic parties, warned the Government that signing the CTBT would be a transgression of the injunctions of the Holy Quran and the Sunnat.
A conference of Islamic parties held at Karachi on May 12,2000, under the auspices of the JI called for a general strike on May 19,2000, to protest against the Government's decision to soften the blasphemy law.
Succumbing to pressure from the Islamic parties, the Government promulgated an ordinance on July 15,2000, incorporating the Islamic provisions of the 1973 Constitution in the PCO.
www.saag.org /notes2/note105.html   (7736 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Battle for Indonesia's Islamic vote
Political parties were heavily restricted, but in this deeply religious country he did not dare to stop social activities in the mosques, and they became centres of political activism.
One of the most dynamic new parties campaigning for a central role for Islam is the Justice Party.
One, the National Awakening Party of PKB which follows Abdurrahman Wahid, is certain to resist any moves to create a more Islamic government.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/358276.stm   (799 words)

 Parties and Leaders - Islamic Parties
Founded in the 1950s, the Daawa Party is one of the two biggest Shia political parties and the oldest of the Shia Islamist movements in Iraq.
Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the party spokesman, was appointed one of the two vice presidents in the Interim government established in June 2004.
The Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (Sciri), is one of the two main Iraqi Shia parties.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~knatanas/classweb/politics-s05/parties.html   (739 words)

 Indonesia's Islamic Parties Weigh Electoral Chances
Even the two largest secular parties are eager to woo the Islamic vote in the April 5 poll, and both President Megawati Sukarnoputri's Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Golkar Party have as a result avoided making terrorism a campaign issue.
Twenty-four parties are running in the legislative election, seven of which are identified as Islamic, including the United Development Party (PPP), headed by Vice President Hamzah Haz, a strong proponent of shari'a law.
"The Islamic parties are largely obliged to at least go through the motions of supporting the rhetoric of shari'a, but I think very few of them would try to promote that as the key issue in the campaign," he argued.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1105471/posts   (1141 words)

 rediff.com: Pak minister's appeal to Islamic religious parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pakistan's Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider has appealed to the country's religio-political parties to put an end to funds mobilisation to wage jihad in Jammu and Kashmir and refurbish their image by respecting the law and refraining from displaying weapons.
Apart from Western countries, Islamic nations have expressed concern that religious schools in Pakistan were fanning extremism and religious fanaticism, Haider said.
Religious parties are maintaining the country's Islamic image," he said adding without the mujahideen (holy warriors), there would not be any militants to fight for Kashmir's liberation.
www.rediff.com /news/2001/jan/14jk1.htm   (356 words)

 On the Islamic Parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
(See the attachment “Islamic Parties in the 2004 Election,” for a brief description of these parties.) There is little likelihood that these parties could form a “Muslim coalition” to oust Megawati, as they did in 2000, although a Megawati/Akbar Tanjung ticket in the presidential round might lead they to forge some kind of alliance.
PBB, the Crescent Star Party led by Yusril Mahendra, which is the most stridently “Islamic” party judged by its support for implementation of shariah, will probably not do as well as it did in 1999.
PKB, the party of former president Aburrahman Wahid, is split between those loyal to Gus Dur and those who are worried about the future of the party.
www.ohiou.edu /pols/faculty/malley/Collins1.html   (519 words)

 The Arabist » Popular Islamic parties
On 9 May, the Political Parties Tribunal of the Administrative Courts rejected the final appeal of the Wasat (Center) Party for legal status, upholding a year-old decision by the Political Parties Committee of the Shura Council to deny the party a license.
The original decision was no surprise: the Shura committee routinely denies party licenses on any number of grounds–in the Wasat’s case, they claimed that the party’s platform was not sufficiently different from other those of parties to warrant a license of their own.
The would-be party considered people rather than scripture as the ultimate source of authority, and interpreted Article 2 of the constitution, which claims that “Islamic Sharia is the main source of legislation,” to mean that Islamic tradition should be an inspiration to lawmakers, rather than a source of law in itself.
arabist.net /archives/2005/03/26/popular-islamic-parties   (1174 words)

 Algerians wary of poll to outlaw Islamic parties
The fundamentalist Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) was set to win after a powerful showing in the first round of the vote.
Parties based exclusively on religion, culture and race, and gender are to be banned.
The most vociferous are the Culture and Democracy Party and the Front for Socialist Forces, which have their roots in the Berber populations of Kabylia in the mountains east of Algiers.
telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1996/11/29/walg29.html   (665 words)

 Worldandnation: Islamic parties join coalition
The choice of Fazl-ur Rahman, the leader of an Islamic party, should worry Washington because Pakistan is a key U.S. ally in the fight against Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network.
The religious and pro-democracy parties said they would formally announce their choice for prime minister today, but officials in both camps have said the top spot would likely go to Rahman, head of Jamiat-e-ulema Islam, or Party of Islamic Clerics.
The pro-democracy bloc is dominated by the Pakistan People's Party of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, whose support for the religious bloc contradicts her public statements made in the United States and Britain.
www.sptimes.com /2002/11/06/Worldandnation/Islamic_parties_join_.shtml   (460 words)

 FREE In-depth report - Islamic Parties - Bangladesh
Among other things, the party accused the government of a subservient foreign policy toward India, especially in the matter of water disputes, and it repeatedly called for Islamic rule in Bangladesh (see Foreign Policy, this ch.).
This party was temporarily banned in the 1970s because of its opposition to independence, but it returned in the 1980s as the premier Islamic party among the opposition.
Besides the Muslim League and Jamaat e Islami, there were a number of small parties, possessing little influence, that were oriented toward a poorly defined Islamic state and an anti-Indian foreign policy.
www.exploitz.com /Bangladesh-Islamic-Parties-cg.php   (466 words)

 Pakistan's Hardline Islamic Parties Lose in Local Polls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parties loyal to Pakistani military ruler President Pervez Musharraf have routed hardline Islamic groups in the last phase of nationwide elections for local mayors.
The result is a setback for the country's main alliance of religion-based parties, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.
The polls are being seen as a test of General Musharraf's efforts to sideline Islamic groups and increase his own popularity ahead of national polls due in October, 2007.
www.voanews.com /bangla/archive/2005-10/2005-10-07-voa14.cfm   (201 words)

 USATODAY.com - Secular bloc challenges Islamic parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The religious parties that have come to dominate Iraqi politics under the U.S. occupation are worse than Saddam, they say, creating a situation in which religious factions fuel violence and ordinary Iraqis suffer.
A group of non-religious politicians — Sunni nationalists, technocrats, communists, former members of Saddam's Baath Party and others — is forming a coalition to challenge the Islamic parties in parliamentary elections Dec. 15.
Secular parties, splintered and poorly organized, were trounced in elections in January.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2005-10-09-secular-politics_x.htm   (884 words)

 Pro-US Kurds eye nascent Islamic parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, the demands for Islamic law reflect the growing popularity of Islamic parties like the KIU and its smaller, more radical rival Komala, which was once allied with the Al-Qaeda's Kurdish offshoot Ansar Al-Islam.
Iraqi Kurdistan's secular parties admit that corruption is a problem, but point out that neither they nor the KIU can solve high unemployment or attract foreign investment as long as Iraq remains a war zone.
In Arbil, Iraq, the Kurdistan Islamic Union is building a large, hi-tech television studio to run a 24-hour satellite television station that they say should be operational by the end of 2006.
www.kurdmedia.com /news.asp?id=12786   (827 words)

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