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  Islamic fundamentalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islamic fundamentalism is a religious ideology which advocates literalist interpretations of the sacred texts of Islam, Sharia law, and an Islamic State.
Muslims believe that the Qur'an is the unadulterated word of God as revealed to Muhammad through the Archangel Gabriel.
Islamic fundamentalism's push for Sharia and an Islamic State has come into conflict with conceptions of the secular, democratic state, such as the internationally supported Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Muslim_fundamentalism   (416 words)

  
 Muslim Fundamentalism, by Karl Carlile
Muslim fundamentalism, and Islam in general, is a sectarian religious ideology and even political philosophy and practice.
Although the function of Muslim fundamentalism, as a counter revolutionary force, is the prevention of the development of the working class into a communist working class it is these unique characteristics that, in the immediate sense, obstruct imperialist expansion.
Muslim fundamentalism is a religious and political ideology and practice that is petty bourgeois.
libertariansocialism.4t.com /db/db011104.htm   (1282 words)

  
 Fundamentalism defined.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Muslim fundamentalism is fast becoming the chief threat to global peace and security as well as a cause of national and local disturbance through terrorism.
The fact that most tend to ignore this discrepancy is the reason why fundamentalism is not a term that is used to describe those who might protect their religion by using force or follow the basic principles of their religion but rather describe terrorist acts from religious fanatics.
Fundamentalism might not be the issue dividing these two nations, but it surely a part of the conflict and how other countries’ foreign policy concerning fundamentalism drastically changes the scope and future of a Palestinian state.
www.csupomona.edu /~jvila/fundamentalismessay.htm   (2416 words)

  
 Muslim Fundamentalism in India: hostage to medieval concepts
The Islamic fundamentalists however, glorified this history of Muslim rule as triumph of the faith and attributed its downfall to the failure of the community in literal adherence to Islamic scriptures.
Thus, the nostalgic appeal to Muslim fundamentalism had a direct or indirect influence of Waliullah on the overall psyche of Indian Muslims.
By infusing the fundamentalist interpretation of Islam among the common Muslims, who are mostly illiterate and are ignorant about the rational interpretation of their faith and producing thousands of disciples every year to carry forward this tradition, they have kept the common Muslims away from modern and scientific outlook.
www.saag.org /papers4/paper351.html   (2212 words)

  
 Fundamentalism: the Challenge to the Secular World
Fundamentalism fosters a closed mind, restricts the sight to tunnel vision, hinders mental and spiritual growth, and prevents people from becoming the mature, balanced, self-critical persons they have the potential to become.
Fundamentalism is the modern phenomenon by which people, perhaps afraid of the uncertainties of the future, and certainly distrustful of the modern world, have raised their Holy Scripture into a tangible idol.
Similarly, Muslim fundamentalism is distorting the face of Islam and giving the impression to the rest of the world that Islam, far from being the religion of peace, brotherhood and compassion which it can be, is simply a seedbed for violence and terrorism.
www.religion-online.org /showchapter.asp?title=2732&C=2438   (4582 words)

  
 A Century of Islam in America by Syed Dr. Yvonne Y. Haddad
Muslims are also supposed to abstain from alcohol, which can present difficulties in a society were alcohol is an integral part of the social and business scene.
Muslim societies in Third World countries, informed by modern international telecommunications networks, are watching not only how American foreign policy is formulated and implemented overseas, but also how America is living up to its democratic ideals in its treatment of its own Muslims at home.
While the Muslim student may not be aware of the historical circumstances, theological conflicts, sociological conflicts, or sociological factors that determine the way these churches develop their present role he does see that it is possible to forge one nation out of a variety nationalities, a nation self-consciously described as under God.
www.muslim-canada.org /HamdardCentury.html   (5444 words)

  
 [Article] - Muslim Fundamentalism Explained
The Muslims believe that the previous theologies were ruled out by the new religion Called “Islam” for the legacy was changed by the followers and was no more in original shape as God sent it.
Muslims ruled Spain for over 800 years, no record of using sword is found there, unless the Christian Crusaders came and wiped out all the Muslims, TERRIFYING the Muslims such that they couldn’t even give call to prayers openly.
Muslims ruled Arab for 1400 years, French and British ruled Arab for a few years only, even then the 14 million Arabs are Coptic Christians, had the sword been used no single Christian could have been found on the land of Arabia.
www.freewebs.com /rizwanrizvi/islamfdm.htm   (2520 words)

  
 Islamic fundamentalism in Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Islamic fundamentalism is a reactionary, non-scientific movement aimed at returning society to a centuries-old social set-up, defying all material and historical factors.
The terrorist methods of fundamentalism were seen by the ranks of the fundamentalists as jihad against the USA, while in general the movement was seen as a challenge to the USA.
Islamic fundamentalism is spreading especially rapidly in those counties where capitalism has failed to fulfill the tasks of the bourgeois democratic revolution, where it has failed to eliminate poverty and ignorance and where class contradictions are sharpening.
www.dsp.org.au /links/back/issue18/Sulehria.htm   (3368 words)

  
 Government Clamps Down On Muslim Fundamentalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Muslim women who were held in remand after the riots complained of sexual molestation by the police while their male colleagues complained of torture and brutality at the hands of state security machinery.
Although the Muslim community demanded for a public enquiry and the criminalisation of their assailants, the government rejected their demands in a huff.
With the advent of democracy, Tanzanian Muslims, making about 35 percent of the nearly 31 million people, have always been critical of the government for allegedly having denied them a fair share of the national cake.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/36/396.html   (358 words)

  
 Martyrdom and Muslim Fundamentalism
NEW YORK -- The main culprits behind the martyrdom of Christians appears to be shifting from the ideologies of yesteryear to the Muslim fundamentalism of today.
It is the resentment of many Muslim fundamentalists toward Westerners and the ease with which it is manipulated by radical leaders and regimes.
Not all scholars of the Koran or Muslim religious justify it, but the pressure of the fundamentalists is ever stronger.
www.aina.org /news/20060213193553.htm   (827 words)

  
 KASHMIR: Past and Present
Muslim terrorists of all hues hold aloft the banner of Muslim fundamentalism to rally the Muslim masses for establishment of Islamic state cleansed of other ethnic groups called kafirs (infidels) in their parlance.
The Muslims overpowered by predators and aggressive persuasions and traits indulged in loot and plunder with vengefulness.
The terrorist fiat of 'no discussion' smacking of Muslim fascism has led to the drowning of all vestiges of rational thinking in the Muslims, who are driven as a flock by the ISI subversives and criminals and foreign boors reducing them to the condition of one dimensional, inert, stunted and brain washed individuals.
www.kashmir-information.com /PastPresent/chapter19.html   (7846 words)

  
 Islamic Hatred, Bigotry and Violence
Muslim fundamentalism is the Koran --- it is a back-to-the-Koran movement.
Muslim fundamentalism is suppressed by many Muslim governments but is very popular among the masses.
For the religious Muslim a non-Muslim government is wicked and evil and it is his duty to overthrow it and establish an Islamic state.
pages.prodigy.net /jmiller.cb/a846.html   (919 words)

  
 Muslims against Extremism and Fundamentalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It is not a secret that Muslims in general and Muslim women in particular in the world are the least free and least educated.
Professor Akbar S. Ahmed, former Pakistani ambassador to London, says that the rise of Muslim fundamentalism means that Islamic leaders face a choice between moderation or militancy.
"Muslims can decide whether they are going to follow the hijackers into violence and hatred, away from the true teachings of Islam, or ensure that their faith is not driven off-course", writes Karen Armstrong.
www.islamfortoday.com /fundamnetalism.htm   (1725 words)

  
 Islamic Fundamentalism
They believe that Muslims all over the world should return to the "fundamentals of the faith" and establish God's law on earth as it is taught in the Qur'an, their holy book, and through their traditions.
Muslim Fundamentalists expect the Christian Church to be the voice of moral authority, justice and truth.
To Muslims, the biblical teaching of the deity of Jesus Christ is thus polytheistic and blasphemous.
www.ptm.org /99PT/JulAug/Islam.htm   (3952 words)

  
 rediff.com: Pritish Nandy on the RSS and Muslim fundamentalism
Whereas Islamic fundamentalism is seen to be something that exists far, far away in countries like Afghanistan under the Taleban and Occupied Kashmir, aided, encouraged and armed by a bellicose Pakistan.
Muslims in India have grown manifold and, if you include the illegal immigrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh who have over-run many of our states and whose actual numbers far exceed what the census reveals, the Muslim population has almost touched 30 per cent.
But the way the Muslim population here is growing and illegal immigrants are coming in, we will within a few years reach a stage where the Muslim population in India will be the largest in the world and they will call the shots in each and every constituency where elections are fought.
www.rediff.com /news/2000/mar/14nandy.htm   (1035 words)

  
 Selling North Carolina businesses on Muslim fundamentalism (Chatham Journal Weekly)
Her remarks about being a fundamentalist Muslim were more surprising because she had just shown herself to be a "super salesperson" for her country and its hard working, well-educated, entrepreneurial people-ready to do business with North Carolinians.
The terrorists and extremists, she said, are deviants from the Muslim fundamentalism that grounds her religious beliefs, and those of the large majority of other Malaysian Muslims.
There are Muslims in Malaysia who do not agree with her and her views about Islam, politics, the role of women, and opening up the country to the influence of western businesses.
www.chathamjournal.com /weekly/opinion/one_on_one/dgmartin-03-07-05.shtml   (867 words)

  
 PBS - frontline: saudi time bomb?: analyses: wahhabism
Then the tree and the stone will say, 'Oh Muslim, oh, servant of God, this is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.' Except one type of a tree, which is a Jew tree.
A majority of Muslims don't share that degree of literal reading of religious texts or banning of these kinds of reflections.
It is documented in the Koran as the highest authority, modeled by the authentic teaching of the prophet, and the authenticity has always been subject of study and debate.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saudi/analyses/wahhabism.html   (2016 words)

  
 Muslim fundamentalism will cost dearly: Thackeray- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Tomorrow if the country faces a threat from Islamic fundamentalism, then she will leave for Italy along with her two children, Thackeray said in the Sena mouth-piece 'Saamna' referring to the Congress president.
The vote-bank of Muslims and influx of people to Mumbai changed the equations against the saffron alliance, he said.
The situation could lead to spread of Islamic fundamentalism across the country at the time when the government at the Centre is weak, he claimed.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/889557.cms   (298 words)

  
 Muslim Parliament
Islamic fundamentalism is being used as a scapegoat to control the future course of history; once controlled, world resources will be denied to any potential rival.
He warned Muslims to be aware of falling into the trap of believing it to be a war on Islam.
Muslim leader calls for an end to the inhuman practice of forced marriages 26/5/99
www.muslimparliament.org.uk /ploy.htm   (535 words)

  
 Esalen CTR: Beyond Fundamentalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Furthermore, several of the Muslim participants are very active in defining and promoting a special leadership role for American Muslims in expanding moderation and democracy in the Muslim world beyond the U.S. There is an interesting indicator to support the very positive view of the workshop's results.
He laid out the psycho-political nature of fundamentalism as: reactive to perceived challenges from the outside; selective in its ideology, picking from theology or inventing some, to support its ideology; absolutist in rule; Manichean -- fl and white, no gray in their world view; and millennial, focusing their followers on the End of Time.
The current series of three workshops on fundamentalism in each of the three Abrahamic faiths must be expanded with a fourth.
www.esalenctr.org /display/fund_montville.cfm   (1866 words)

  
 Rediff On The NeT: Elections '98: The rise of Muslim fundamentalism in Tamil Nadu
Local factors, lack of credible community leadership and frustration among the youth, not to mention the unseen hands of fundamentalists and Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence, are said to be the cause for the rise in communal violence in the state.
But it is definitely safe to conclude, in the light of the recent Coimbatore blasts that Islamic fundamentalists have started choosing their targets with care, sending shivers down the spines of the common populace.
Fundamentalism is big business, and frustrated youth, left out of the 'Gulf job boom', are easy targets, particularly if ideological colouring and financial incentives are also present.
www.rediff.com /news/1998/feb/25islam.htm   (824 words)

  
 Expert Warns of “Ideological Leap” in Muslim Fundamentalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
ROME, SEPT. 27, 2004 (Zenit.org).- According to a professor at the Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, we are currently witnessing an "ideological leap" of "Muslim fundamentalism, of extremist groups and terrorists," who see the West as the enemy.
Muslims in America are a greater threat to America than the Branch Davidians ever were...
The denials on the part of the muslim scholars are the practice of "taqiya" or "kitman"...
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1229147/posts   (4487 words)

  
 Muslim Moderate Kabbani Firm on Terrorist Nuclear Threat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In a recent pronouncement, ISCA said: "Shaykh Hisham Kabbani warned of the dangers of mass terrorism to American cities, and he was brushed aside as a dangerous alarmist.
Hallmarked by a long flowing beard, robe and headdress, Kabbani is a heavyset man with intense eyes set in a friendly face that is often smiling.
Kabbani wants to be a voice against terrorism and ideological extremists who use Muslims in America as a vehicle for exploiting foreign political causes.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2001/11/16/172201.shtml   (891 words)

  
 Fearing fundamentalism
It is not generally liberal, Muslim, or secular organizations that flooded the hurricane-hit areas with relief and loaded church vans in the South after the storms - it is the fundamental Christians you so despise.
The term "fundamentalist" was originally used in reference to the scholars (and the audience they targeted) who put together the series of articles called "The Fundamentals." The texts were written as a response to the modernism and liberal theology of the latter part of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
Fundamentalism was a movement that arose in the late 19th and early 20th centuries within American Protestantism reacting against "modernist" theology and biblical criticism as well as changes in the nation's cultural and social scene.
www.worldmagblog.com /blog/archives/021878.html   (15914 words)

  
 Islamic Fundamentalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
According to the Reader’s Digest Universal Dictionary “fundamental” means “having to do with the foundation; elemental; basic”, and “fundamentalism” an “unswerving belief in a set of basic and unalterable principles of religious or philosophical nature”.
When democratic elections were cancelled in Algeria or when Muslim campaigners for democracy in Egypt were hung without proper trail, it was enough of a justification to brand them Muslim fundamentals.
So next time, somebody talks about “Muslim fundamentalism”, laugh at them, because you know better and they don’t know what they are talking about.
www.islamictarbiyah.com /articles/islamf.htm   (599 words)

  
 The Hindu : CPI(M) meet to address Muslim fundamentalism
After a gap of three years, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) is holding its State conference against the background of critical issues such as containment of terrorism, the underworld and communalism.
Beginning tomorrow, the 20th State conference will discuss, for the first time, the dangers Bengal now faces with regard to Muslim fundamentalism.
Since then, the party noted, the BJP's and the other "communal" parties' influence had waned which was reflected in the results of the 18 elections held in 14 States.
www.hindu.com /2002/02/22/stories/2002022202011300.htm   (500 words)

  
 America helps mujahedin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Not only did the incidents lead to the result desired by Sarajevo (Western action against the Bosnian Serbs), their staging by the Muslims would be entirely in keeping with the moral outlook of Islamic radicalism, which has long accepted the deaths of innocent (including Muslim) bystanders killed in terrorist actions.
As might be expected, one manifestation of the radical Islamic orientation of the Izetbegovic government is increasing curtailment of the freedoms of the remaining non-Muslims (Croats and Serbs) in the Muslim-held zone.
For example, in the summer of 1996 former Prime Minister Haris Silajdzic, (a Muslim, and son of the former imam at the main Sarajevo mosque) was set upon and beaten by SDA militants.
www.srpska-mreza.com /guest/triangle/blowback-Iran.html   (5317 words)

  
 How Not To Debunk Muslim Fundamentalism - April 21, 2006 - The New York Sun
Hughes has drifted aimlessly in the assignment - as did her predecessors - because America lacks the courage of its convictions.
President Bush stirred the hopes of billions when in his inaugural speech he said America would stand behind any Muslim, Arab, or other who fought for democracy.
He called out two heavyweights in the Middle East and North Africa, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, as allies whose leadership would set the region on a path toward freedom for Arab minds.
www.nysun.com /article/31406   (363 words)

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