27 Facts About Islamist


Olivier Roy believes "the socioeconomic realities that sustained the Islamist wave are still here and are not going to change: poverty, uprootedness, crises in values and identities, the decay of the educational systems, the North-South opposition, and the problem of immigrant integration into the host societies".

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Performance, goal, strategy, and outcome of "moderate Islamist movements" vary considerably depending on the country and its socio-political and historical context.

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Islamist movements operated within the state framework were markedly scrutinized during the Algerian Civil War and after the increase of terrorism in Egypt in the 90s.

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Islamist did not support Indian involvement in World War I and remained in close touch with Muslim political leaders such as Muhammad Ali Johar and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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Islamist was a critic of the mainstream Indian nationalist and secularist Indian National Congress.

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Ba'athism, Arab socialism, and Arab nationalism suffered, and different democratic and anti-democratic Islamist movements inspired by Maududi and Sayyid Qutb gained ground.

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Islamist believed that complete imitation of the Prophet Mohammad and his successors such as Ali for the restoration of Sharia law was essential to Islam, that many secular, Westernizing Muslims were actually agents of the West and therefore serving Western interests, and that acts such as the "plundering" of Muslim lands was part of a long-term conspiracy against Islam by Western governments.

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Revolution was influenced by Marxism through Islamist thought and by writings that sought either to counter Marxism or to integrate socialism and Islamism.

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Strength of the Islamist movement was manifest in an event which might have seemed sure to turn Muslim public opinion against fundamentalism, but did just the opposite.

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An Islamist movement influenced by Salafism and the jihad in Afghanistan, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood, was the FIS or Front Islamique de Salut in Algeria.

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Since the 1990s, people from the Islamist movements joined several conflicts to train with or participate in fighting with Islamist militants.

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The militant Islamist movement were estimated to encompass some hundreds in 2014.

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All of these Sunni Islamist groups operate in Greater Copenhagen with the exception of Muslimsk Ungdomscenter, which operates in Aarhus.

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Islamist recruited and built a cadre of influential loyalists by placing sympathetic students in the university and military academy while serving as minister of education.

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Hizb ut-Tahrir is an influential international Islamist movement, founded in 1953 by an Islamic Qadi Taqiuddin al-Nabhani.

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Islamist Shi'ism is a minority denomination of Twelver Shi'ism influenced by the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood ideologies and politicized version of Ibn Arabi's mysticism.

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Islamist Shi'ism took its shape during the Cold War and appeared on international stage after Iranian Revolution of 1979.

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Islamist considers opposition to constitutional democracy as hostility towards the twelfth Imam because an Islamic system of governance can not be established without the infallible Imam leading it.

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Islamist prefers collective wisdom over individual opinions, and limits the role of jurist to provide religious guidance in personal affairs of a believer.

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Islamist defines democracy as a system of governance that enforces a set of “limitations and conditions” on the head of state and government employees so that they work within “boundaries that the laws and religion of every nation determines”.

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Islamist asserts that both religious rulings and the laws outside the scope of religion confront “state despotism”.

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Islamist awarded William Knox D'Arcy, a British subject, the rights to oil in most of the country in 1901.

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Islamist embodied a mixture of Wahhabism and Fascism and alongside Maududi, theorized the ideology of Islamism.

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Islamist saw Islam as a nation-state that sought to mould its citizens and control every private and public expression of their lives, like fascists and communist states.

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Islamist gave a series of 19 lectures to a group of his students from January 21 to February 8,1970, on Islamic Government, and elevated Naraqi's idea of Jurist's absolute authority over imitator's personal life to all aspects of social life.

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Islamist started giving interviews to western media in which he appeared as a changed man, spoke of a 'progressive islam' and did not mention the idea of 'guardianship of the jurist'.

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Islamist severely criticized the way in which a referendum was conducted to establish Khomeini's system of government.

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