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Islamic fundamentalism

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 ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... a form of Protestant Christianity which upholds belief in the strict and literal interpretation of the Bible, including its narratives, doctrines, prophecies, and moral laws. Also, strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion or ideology, notably Islam...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

...an incident arousing interest and controversy far beyond the religious circles of the United States. The leading anti-evolutionist of the period was William Jennings Bryan ( 1860–1925 ), the lawyer and populist politician. See also Intelligent design . The term ‘Islamic fundamentalism’, dating from the 1950s, designates a strict adherence to certain tenets of Koranic teaching, such as was practised by the Ayatollahs in Iran in the 1980s, and, in an even more extreme form, by the Taliban in Afghanistan in the late...

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