Political-Social Movements: Islamist Movements and Discourses: Mashriq, Egypt, and North Africa
Just as there are differences within any political ideology and movement,
Islamism also embodies various competing streams of thought and
modalities of engagement. Although all these share the ultimate
objective of Islamizing (rendering more Islamic through the application
law) both the state institutions and legislation, as well as the society
as a whole, they differ radically as to the methods they employ.
and rising religious extremism are not one and the same phenomenon.
Originally, “fundamentalism” was coined to define
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Karam, Azza M.,
“Political-Social Movements: Islamist Movements and Discourses: Mashriq, Egypt, and North Africa”, in:
Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph.
Consulted online on 22 January 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0130d>