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A Politicized Minority: “”

Jonathan Laurence

in The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144214
eISBN:
9781400840373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144214.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the growth of Political Islam and transnational religious NGOs in Western Europe. While the European receiving states were granting a de facto monopoly of religious ... More


The Domestication of State-Mosque Relations

Jonathan Laurence

in The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144214
eISBN:
9781400840373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144214.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the failures of the “outsourcing” phase described briefly in Chapter 2, and other events and issues that prompted European interior ministries to wrest control of state–mosque ... More


An Indonesian Islam?

Carool Kersten

in A History of Islam in Indonesia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681839
eISBN:
9781474434973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681839.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The history of postcolonial Indonesia can therefore be divided into three periods, dominated by different regimes with its own characteristics, during which Islamisation process has continued to ... More


Broken Boundaries and the Politics of Fear

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how many Egyptian intellectuals and journalists explain the rise of activist Islam. It first considers beliefs and commitments as expressions of either psychopathology or of ... More


Introduction: The Public Role of “Good Islam”: Sufi Islam and the Administration of Pluralism1

Mamadou Diouf

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how Sufism promotes pluralism and tolerance. It specifically analyses the African Muslim nation of Senegal, which is known for its prevalence of Sufi ... More


The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Hussein Ahmad Amin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Originally published in Arabic in 1983, this book remains a timely and important read today. Both the resurgence of Islamist politics and the political, social and intellectual upheaval which ... More


The Message: A Critical Enterprise

Irfan Ahmad

in Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635095
eISBN:
9781469635101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635095.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents an anthropological account of the key ideas of Maududi, the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami. It first de-reifies the hegemonic portrayals of Maududi as a “fundamentalist” to see him ... More


The Islamists and International Relations: A Dialectical Relationship?

Mohamed-Ali Adraoui

in The Foreign Policy of Islamist Political Parties: Ideology in Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474426640
eISBN:
9781474449779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426640.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Islamism now dates back a hundred years. Concern over members of this political and religious movement relates to their putative and potential radical - or even violent – behavior when confronted ... More


What makes Islam unique?

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This Chapter first appeared as the lead article in the Times Literary Supplement on 10 September 2014. It is a review of the historian Michael Cook’s Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic ... More


Political Islam in Tunisia: The History of Ennahda

Anne Wolf

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190670757
eISBN:
9780190872588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670757.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Political Islam in Tunisia uncovers the secret history of Tunisia’s main Islamist movement, Ennahda, from its origins in the 1960s to the present. Banned until the popular uprisings of 2010-11 and ... More


Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

David T. Buckley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180061
eISBN:
9780231542449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180061.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Religion and democracy can make tense bedfellows. Secular elites may view religious movements as conflict-prone and incapable of compromise, while religious actors may fear that anticlericalism will ... More


From Ali to Khomeini

Afshon Ostovar

in Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199387892
eISBN:
9780190491727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387892.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the formation of Shiite Islam, from succession to the Prophet Muhammad through the tragedy of Imam Husayn’s martyrdom at Karbala. It examines the traditions ... More


Tariq Ramadan

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This review of Tariq Ramadan’s The Arab Awakening: Islam and the new Middle East was published in the Times Literary Supplement, 12 October 2012 – at a time when there were still hopes that the “Arab ... More


In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

C. Christine Fair

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190909482
eISBN:
9780190077891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909482.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This path-breaking volume reveals a little-known aspect of how Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a jihadist terrorist group, functions in Pakistan and beyond by translating and commenting upon a range of ... More


Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World

Isa Blumi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296138
eISBN:
9780520968783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296138.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The objective of Destroying Yemen is to put South Arabia within a framework of analysis that permits new ways to explore the global transformations driven by “liberalism and market economics” during ... More


Tribes and Political Islam in the Borderland between Egypt and Libya: A (Trans-) Local Perspective

Thomas Hüsken

in Tribes and Global Jihadism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190864545
eISBN:
9780190943271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864545.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter deals with political, social, economic and cultural patterns that are involved in the development of political Islam and Islamism among the Awlad ‘Ali Bedouin in the borderland of Egypt ... More


What is the Let?: A Critical Examination

C. Christine Fair

in In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190909482
eISBN:
9780190077891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909482.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter provides an historical account of LeT's ideological roots as well as its organizational and operational development, including its most recent foray into Pakistani politics despite ... More


Multicultural Radicalisms

Tahir Abbas

in Islamophobia and Radicalisation: A Vicious Cycle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190083410
eISBN:
9780190099657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083410.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Islamism is a much used concept, yet it involves a variety of perspectives on political Islam, some of which are positively orientated towards citizenship. However, for the most part, Islamism ... More


Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Afshon Ostovar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199387892
eISBN:
9780190491727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387892.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This book is about the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and its ascent to become one of the most formidable entities in Iran and the Middle East. It follows the organization from its birth ... More


Introduction

C. Christine Fair

in In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190909482
eISBN:
9780190077891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909482.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

"In Their Own Words" informs contemporary discussions and analysis of this organization by mobilizing the vast corpus of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba's (LeT) own writing. In this work, I analyze a sample of ... More


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