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date: 06 July 2020

Islamic fundamentalism 

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

Christopher Riches,

Jan Palmowski

Used in the English‐speaking world mainly to describe Islamic revivalist movements which profess strict adherence to the Quran and Islamic law, the Shariah. It emerged in reaction to Islamic reform movements during the first half of the twentieth century, which were considered to be infused with Western culture, and to the strong political influence of Western countries on the Arab states. Islamic fundamentalists have had considerable political success from the 1970s. In ... ...

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