25 Facts About Islamists


Term itself is not popular among many Islamists who believe it inherently implies violent tactics, human rights violations, and political extremism when used by Western mass media.

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Moderate and reformist Islamists who accept and work within the democratic process include parties like the Tunisian Ennahda Movement.

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Moderate Islamists make up the majority of the contemporary Islamist movements.

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Inclusion-moderation theory assumes that the more lenient the Islamists become, the less likely their survival will be threatened.

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Critics of the concept, who include other democracy-rejecting Islamists, hold that Islamist aspirations are fundamentally incompatible with the democratic principles.

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

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Islamists 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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Collapse of the Soviet Union itself, in 1991, was seen by many Islamists, including Bin Laden, as the defeat of a superpower at the hands of Islam.

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Islamists accused the Saudi regime of being a puppet of the west.

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Saudi Arabia attempted to compensate for its loss of prestige among these groups by repressing those domestic Islamists who attacked it, and increasing aid to Islamic groups that did not, but its pre-war influence on behalf of moderation was greatly reduced.

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Ali Bhutto, a leftist in democratic competition with Islamists, had announced banning alcohol and nightclubs within six months, shortly before he was overthrown.

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

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

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

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The writings of Maududi and other Pakistani and Indian Islamists were translated into Persian and alongside the literature of Muslim Brotherhood, shaped the ideology of Shi'i Islamists.

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Islamists 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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Iranian Shi'i Islamists had close links with Maududi's Jamaat-e-Islami, and after the 1963 riots in Qom, the Jamaat's periodical Tarjuman ul-Quran published a piece criticizing the Shah and supporting the Islamist currents in Iran.

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

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