The Challenge of Fundamentalism

The Challenge of Fundamentalism

Political Islam and the New World Disorder

Book - 1998
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Long before the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Islamic fundamentalism was exerting a significant influence in nearly every corner of the world. Bassam Tibi, a widely recognized expert on Islam and Arab culture, offers an important and disquieting analysis of this particular synthesis of religion and politics. A Muslim and descendant of a famous Damascene Islamic scholar family, Tibi sees Islamic fundamentalism as the result of Islam's confrontation with modernity and not only--as it is widely believed--economic adversity. The movement is unprecedented in Islamic history and parallels the inability of Islamic nation-states to integrate into the new world secular order.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1998
ISBN: 9780520088689
0520088689
Characteristics: xv, 262 p. ; 24 cm

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