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  Islamism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islamism has often been described as a reaction to colonialism or, alternatively, an effect of post-colonialism.
Islamism went through its major political and philosophical developments in the early part of the twentieth century, but it was not until the 1980s that it became active in an international arena and rose to great prominence in the 1990s.
Modern Islamism began in the colonial period, and it was overtly anti-imperialist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamism   (3424 words)

Islamism, especially in its terrorist form, has developed into the main threat posed to the internal security of Germany.
Islamism is a political, mostly socio-revolutionary movement - heterogeneous in itself - embraced by a minority of the Muslims.
Referring to the original Islam of the 7th century, its adherents, the Islamists, are calling for the "restoration” of an "Islamic order” as the only state and social order that is legitimate in their opinion and that is to replace all other systems.
www.verfassungsschutz.de /en/fields_of_work/islamism   (496 words)

 Is Islamism a Threat?: A Debate - Middle East Quarterly - December 1999
Whereas Islam was traditionally conceived as being in a class with Judaism and Christianity, Islamism is a response to ideologies that emerged in the modern West—communism, socialism, or capitalism.
The heart of Islamism is the drive to extend the Shari‘a into all sorts of new areas of life, such as economics.
If it is true that Islamism's moment has passed and that, as [the French scholar] Olivier Roy argues, the era of post-Islamism has begun, then we should not be surprised that the Islamist movements are foregoing the pursuit of political power.
www.meforum.org /article/447   (6137 words)

 Islamism - religious cults, sects and movements
Islamism is a totalitarian ideology adhered to by Muslim extremists (e.g.
Islamism is an ideology that demands man's complete adherence to the sacred law of Islam and rejects as much as possible outside influence, with some exceptions (such as access to military and medical technology).
Islam is the religion of the Qur'an and the Sunna; Islamism is the political path of Hasan al-Banna, Abu'l-A`la al-Mawdudi, and Ayatollah Khomeini.
www.apologeticsindex.org /i18.html   (1047 words)

 The Mistaken Islamism

Abid Ullah Jan

- Global Analysis on the World Crisis Web
Islamism is neither a medieval program of Muslims, nor does it respond to the stress and strains of the twentieth century.
Islamism is the promotion of divisions among Muslims, and of “war within Islam”, with the help of neo-mods of Islam, who could appropriately be labeled Islamists, bent upon, in Margaret’s terms, plucking the different tulips out, or changing all of them to red.
Islamism is the label given to their struggle by those working to undermine Islam, and to discredit, isolate and demonize the movement for living by Islam.
www.world-crisis.com /analysis_comments/468_0_15_0_C37   (1876 words)

 New world war
In the past, Islamism was constantly condemned by the the caliphs who were the commanders of the believers and the guardians of the holy places.
Indeed, Islamism is not only seeking to influence one religion or control one region: It aspires to unlimited and universal power and challenges the liberal world order in a global battle over the future course of the human odyssey.
Islamism cannot merit to be ranked as a civilizations since it is just a barbarous ideology.
www.freeworldacademy.com /globalleader/newwarcontent.htm   (4822 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Islamism
Islamism and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa.
Shaping an Islamic identity: religion, Islamism, and the state in Central Asia.
Islamism and the recolonization of Algeria.(Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism in North Africa)
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Islamism   (209 words)

Islamism is often referred to as Salafism, but this encyclopaedia uses the general term 'Islamism' throughout.
Islamism is a phenomenon primarily taking place in cities, and the most prominent members are young people with higher education, often with a modest background and often with parents living in the countryside.
Dictatorship can be transitory, but the ideal structure in an Islamist society is the system of shura, where the leaders are in frequent contact with the entire society, and ask about their needs, and for their ideas, and are obliged to show respect for what they are told.
i-cias.com /e.o/islamism.htm   (1629 words)

 Article or Op-Ed
In fact, a manifest strain of anti-clericalism pervaded the Islamism of the early 1970s; its followers rejected the apolitical stance of the Muslim clergy and condemned the clerical estate for its political quietism.
"Islamism is the sum total of intellectual, social, economic, cultural and political activities which spring from the comprehensive Islamic viewpoint, in order to support them in theory and apply them in practice in all spheres of life with the objective of establishing a new political and cultural entity."
The primary cause of Islamism's failure was its ideological incoherence.
www.washingtoninstitute.org /templateC06.php?CID=724   (2892 words)

 Coming to Terms: Fundamentalists or Islamists? by Martin Kramer
Instead, the term Islamism is used increasingly to denote the political manifestation of the religion of Islam.
Cantori still noted that Islamism had not carried the day in the media: "Unfortunately, journalists especially still use the term fundamentalism and, in the process, fail to recognize and appreciate the moderation of the Islamic revival's mainstream."[29] But Cantori left no doubt that the term Islamism was gaining ground in academe and in Washington.
And the inevitable confusion between Islam and islamisme "reduces the analysis of contemporary Muslim societies to the discourse and practices of their most radical and marginal components."[42] Not so, responds Oliver Roy, one of the chief interpreters of the new movements (and father of the term postislamisme).
www.geocities.com /martinkramerorg/Terms.htm   (5890 words)

 Is It Just Me?: Rejecting Islamism
It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.
Like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations.
Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present.
isitjust.blogspot.com /2006/03/rejecting-islamism.html   (378 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Full text: Writers' statement on cartoons
It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism between West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.
Like all totalitarian ideologies, Islamism is nurtured by fear and frustration.
Islamism is a reactionary ideology that kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/4764730.stm   (379 words)

 Out on a limb at Mike Lief.com: Confronting Islamism
Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that published the cartoons that drove Muslims to murder, has now published a manifesto from prominent writers and intellectuals, avoiding the pusillanimous multi-culti sensitivity of papers like the New York Times, and actually dared to name the enemy at the gates.
Mehdi Mozaffari, professor from iranian origin and exiled in Denmark, is the author of several articles and books on islam and islamism such as : Authority in Islam: From Muhammad to Khomeini, Fatwa: Violence and Discourtesy and Glaobalization and Civilizations.
He is the director of Les cahiers de l'Orient and has published several reference books on islamism such as Les réseaux d'Allah (2001) et Liberté, égalité, Islam : la République face au communautarisme (2005).
www.mikelief.com /archives/000308.html   (1001 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Islamism Facsism Terrorism
Links between neo-Nazis and the radical ideology of Islamism have surfaced since the terrorism of September 11, 2001 - an event that was celebrated by both groups.
But fascism and Islamism have an 80-year history of collaboration based on shared ideas, practices and perceived common enemies.
The key personality behind the global Islamist jihad of the 1990s was not Osama bin Laden; rather, it was his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man whose critical acumen and organizational and operational skills were central to the success of al-Qaeda.
www.atimes.com /atimes/others/islamism-fascism-terrorism.html   (205 words)

 PWHCE Middle East Project: Definition: Islamism, Islamist, Islamiste, Islamicist
Islamism is an umbrella term commonly applied to a variety of Islamic movements that are actually quite diverse.
The most useful definition of Islamism is encapsulated in the synonym 'Political Islam', which refers to those political movements that treat Islam as their political ideology.
This definition differentiates Islamism from secular political groupings such as socialism and from mainstream/traditional Islam, which does not treat the Islamic scriptures as a blueprint for political theory.
www.pwhce.org /islamism.html   (338 words)

 TomPaine.com - Understanding Islamism
In fact, the current wave of Islamist political movements winning elections in the region is the third wave of Islamism in our generation since the 1970s, and probably the most important one.
The second wave of Islamism in the 1990s took a violent form, in Algeria, Syria, Egypt and other places, including bin Ladenist-style terror.
The wide extent of triumphant political Islamism provides important clues about its real meaning and impetus for those who wish to see the real world, rather than imagine a more exotic and menacing world out there.
www.tompaine.com /articles/2006/03/15/understanding_islamism.php   (811 words)

 A Sufi response to political islamism: Al-ahbash of Lebanon
One such unnoticed source of reaction to political Islamism is the nebulous confraternity of Sufi orders (turuq) whose mysticism and esoteric beliefs and practices have set them apart from the exoteric revivalism and political activism of the Islamist societies, such as the Muslim Brotherhood and its many affiliates.
The resurgence of Islamism after the 1967 war and its subsequent use by President Anwar al-Sadat of Egypt as an antidote to Nasserism brought the Muslim Brotherhood into prominence as a prelude to its emergence as a part of mainstream Islam.
As an alternative to conservative Islamism, the Ahbash and similar groups could well emerge as the voice of the bourgeoisie and intelligentsia, which favor the establishment of liberal regimes in the Arab world.
almashriq.hiof.no /ddc/projects/pspa/al-ahbash.html   (5889 words)

 Islamism at Registan.net
There has been plenty of coverage of the Andijon trials from various media outlets, and as more are dragged to court for their admissions of guilt, we can expect plenty more of the same.
The guilty pleas by the men, mostly in their 20s and 30s, came as prosecutors opened the trial and alleged they were linked to a Muslim extremist conspiracy to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state.
According to the Azaldliq newspaper, Nariman Gasimoglu was targeted for death under a declaration of jihad a few months ago, by opponents of his modern and scientific approach to Islam (he translated the Koran into Azeri).
www.registan.net /index.php?cat=17   (1944 words)

 International Crisis Group - 037 Understanding Islamism
Reacting to the spectacular and violent events of 11 September 2001, many Western observers and policy-makers have tended to lump all forms of Islamism together, brand them as radical and treat them as hostile.
Islamism -- or Islamic activism (we treat these terms as synonymous) -- has a number of very different streams, only a few of them violent and only a small minority justifying a confrontational response.
Sunni Islamism -- on which most Western emphasis is today placed, and about which most fears are held -- is widely viewed as uniformly fundamentalist, radical, and threatening to Western interests.
www.crisisgroup.org /home/index.cfm?id=3300&l=1   (626 words)

 International Crisis Group - Islamism, Violence and Reform
Islamism or Islamic activism (we treat these terms as synonymous) – has a number of very different streams, only a few of them violent and only a small minority justifying a confrontational response.
Shiism is the minority variant of Islam (Sunnis constitute over 80 per cent of Muslims) and the most widespread and natural form of Shiite activism has been communal -- defending the interests of the Shiite community in relation to other populations and to the state itself.
For this reason, and because of the leading political role played by scholars and religious authorities, Shiite Islamism has remained unified to a remarkable degree and has not fragmented into conflicting forms of activism as has Sunni Islamism.
www.crisisgroup.org /home/index.cfm?id=2969&l=1   (837 words)

 International Islamism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
* International Islamism encourages extra-territorial loyalty by holding that the requirements of loyalty to trans-national Ummah and to Islamic solidarity override those of loyalty to the nation-State in which a Muslim is resident and of which he or she is a citizen.
* The jehadists of international Islamism spare no opportunity to organise a crusade against every social evil (in their perception)--drinking, debauchery, adultery, the TV etc, but they have never organised a crusade against opium cultivation and heroin production and smuggling.
The solidarity of the extremists and terrorists of International Islamism has not been matched by a solidarity of the victim-States in confronting them effectively.
www.saag.org /papers2/paper163.htm   (2007 words)

 Islamism - Unite Later   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I don't agree with everything GTL says (he is a liberal, afterall) but I have got to say he nails it here.
The global cartoon frenzy illustrates the nature of the threat to western civilization posed by radical islamism.
Radical islamism is more than just a geo-political religous campaign of global conquest; It's a campaign in the ongoing war against the ever growing kingdom of Christ.
unitelater.com /s9y/index.php?/categories/11-Islamism   (2059 words)

 Militant about "Islamism"
However, "though neutral on Islam," he continues, "I take a strong stand on Islamism, which I see as very different....Whereas the closest parallels to Islam are Judaism and Christianity, those closest to Islamism are other radical utopian 'isms,' namely fascism and Marxism-Leninism.
Islamism is a scourge, a global affliction whose victims include peoples of all religions, [but] Muslims are the main casualties....Moderate Muslims who wish to live modern lives, unencumbered by burqas, fatwas, and violent visions of jihad, are on the defensive and atomized.
They must be helped: celebrated by governments, publicized in the media, given grants by foundations." Many of Pipes's articles deal with the plight of moderate voices in Islam, and he says MEF is in the process of helping form an anti-Islamist Muslim organization.
www.harvardmagazine.com /on-line/010540.html   (4706 words)

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