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date: 13 July 2020

Islamic fundamentalism (Islamism) 

Source:
A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations
Author(s):
Barbara Allen RobersonBarbara Allen Roberson

A disputed term, widely used in the US and to a lesser extent in Britain to denote any movement to favour strict observance of the teachings of the Qur’an and the Shari’a (Islamic Law). On the continent, as well as in Britain and amongst many scholars of Islam and the Middle East, there is a preference for terms such as ‘Islamism’, ‘Islamicism’, ‘Islamists’, or ‘Islamicists’ in referring to the current activist political trend. Islamism emerges out of the reform (... ...

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