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Islamic Fundamentalism: An Interpretation

Islamic Fundamentalism: An Interpretation   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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...Fundamentalism: An Interpretation Although Islamic fundamentalist movements have attracted much attention since the success of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 —and, increasingly, since the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed—they are not new nor have they ever been prevalent among Islamic societies. When they do emerge, these movements are more symptomatic of profound societal crises than a direct outcome of Islamic political and legal thought as such, or a common feature of all Islamic...

Islam in Africa

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... Abd al-Qadir ; Bello , Ahmadu ; Idris I. African Islamic scholars: See Abd Allah ibn Yasin ; Ahmad Baba . Beliefs and traditions of Islam: See Islam and Tradition: An Interpretation . Specific aspects of Islam: See Feminism in Islamic Africa ; Islamic Fundamentalism: An Interpretation ; Islamic Salvation Front ; Marabout...

Political Movements in Africa

Political Movements in Africa   Reference library

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...in Africa: See African National Congress ; Antiapartheid Movement ; Black Consciousness in Africa ; Decolonization in Africa: An Interpretation ; Environmental Movements in Africa ; Feminism in Africa: An Interpretation ; Feminism in Islamic Africa ; Islamic Fundamentalism: An Interpretation ; Mau Mau rebellion ; Polisario Front ; Rassemblement Démocratique Africain . Organizations involved in political movements: See Front for the Liberation of Mozambique ; Holy Spirit Movement ; Inkatha Freedom Party ; Pan-Africanist Congress ; Popular...

Benjedid, Chadli

Benjedid, Chadli (1929–)   Reference library

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...by a coup and placed under house arrest. More than a decade of violent unrest would follow, mostly involving Islamic groups in opposition to government forces. Some 150,000 people were killed before the fighting largely came to an end in 2002 . See also Islamic Fundamentalism: An Interpretation . Marian...

Khaled Hadj Brahim

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...) and The Fifth Element ( 1997 ), he also won recognition in North America. Among his recent studio albums are Ya-Rayi ( 2004 ), Anajit Anajit ( 2006 ), and La Liberté ( 2008 ). Khaled continues to tour and record new music. See also Islam in Africa ; Islamic Fundamentalism: An Interpretation ; and Music, North African . Bibliography Cullman, Brian . “Cheb Khaled & the Politics of Pleasure.” Antaeus (Fall 1993). Marian...

Islamic Salvation Front

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...and in 1997 the leadership in exile called for all sides to lay down their arms and end the violence. By the early twenty-first century, Benhadj and Madani had been released from prison but the FIS is still banned in Algeria. See also Islam in Africa ; Islamic Fundamentalism: An Interpretation . Marian...

Mubarak, Hosni

Mubarak, Hosni (1928–)   Reference library

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...in foreign currency. The Mubarak government currently wrestles with Egypt’s high unemployment, widespread corruption, and determining who will succeed the man who is already the longest-serving leader in the nation’s modern history. See also Islam in Africa ; Islamic Fundamentalism: An Interpretation ; Political Movements in Africa ; Tourism in Africa . Bibliography McDermott, Anthony. Egypt from Nasser to Mubarak: A Flawed Revolution . Croom Helm, 1988. Tripp, Charles , and Roger Owen , eds. Egypt under Mubarak . Routledge, 1989. Robert...

Mahfouz, Naguib

Mahfouz, Naguib (1911–2006)   Reference library

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...of ninety. In July 2006 , Mahfouz fell and injured his head. He remained ill until his death in August. He had a state funeral with full military honors in Cairo, but attendance was tightly controlled by the Egyptian government. See also Islam in Africa ; Islamic Fundamentalism: An Interpretation . Leyla...

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