Islamism: a documentary and reference guide

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Greenwood Press,
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2008.
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English
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The past thirty years have witnessed the rise of political parties and other formal groups in the Middle East and elsewhere with Islamic agendas, a phenomenon that has both surprised and frightened many in the West. Events from the Iranian Revolution of 1978-79 to the attacks of September 11, 2001 have led some to conclude that the United States is on a collision course with Islam, the religion of one-fifth of the world's population. The sourcebook aims to enhance our understanding of the Islamist phenomenon by presenting some forty documents, written by Islamists themselves, which shed light on the origins, goals, and practices of Islamic-focused groups and movements throughout the Muslim world. Each document will be identified and analyzed as to its significance. The documentary section of the work will be followed by an extensive bibliography and reference guide of relevant print and electronic resources
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table_of_contents Islamist movements and thinkers -- The founding of the Muslim brotherhood -- Goals and strategies of the Muslim Brotherhood -- The need for islamic leadership -- The primacy of the shari'a -- From Arabism to Islamism -- Islamism, democracy, and the limits of freedom -- "Impious democratic dogma" -- Representative government in Islam -- An Islamist view of the media -- Women and family life in Islamist discourses -- "When Islam prohibits something, it closes all the avenues of approach to it" -- "Woman has been guaranteed complete equality with man" -- "Muslim sister-- show your pride!" -- The need for ijtihad -- Social and economic justice -- Mutual responsibility -- Our economy -- "The goal of Islam is to eliminate misery" -- "Islam distinguishes between the property of the state and collective property" -- The Iranian revolution -- "The shahid is always alive and present" -- "The awaited savior" -- "Laws and social institutions require the existence of an executor" -- Dialogue of civilizations -- "The people of the region are becoming increasingly angry" -- The near enemy -- The modern jahiliyya -- "What immorality could allow this kind of behavior?" -- The neglected duty -- "Islam needs a country that protects its creed" -- "The junta is pursuing the path of evil" -- Islamism in Saudi Arabia -- "We are calling for sweeping reform in our people's affairs" -- The betrayal of palestine -- A Saudi oppositionists view -- "The state of Saudi Arabia is facing a dire crisis" -- The liberation of Muslim lands -- "The entire Islamic land is like a single country" -- "We were looking for jihad" -- "The movement's program is Islam" -- "A ruling pertaining to the participation of Palestinians in government institutions in the occupied land" -- Global jihad -- Declaration of jihad -- Jihad against Jews and crusaders -- Knights under the prophet's banner -- "Muslims can legitimately kill disbelievers" -- "Physical fitness of the mujahid" -- "The land of those who reside in paradise" -- Zarqawi's letter.
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