Islamism What it Means for the Middle East and the World A political social and cultural battle is currently raging in the Middle East On one side are the Islamists those who believe Islam should be the region s primary identity In opposition are nationa

  • Title: Islamism: What it Means for the Middle East and the World
  • Author: Tarek Osman
  • ISBN: 9780300197723
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A political, social, and cultural battle is currently raging in the Middle East On one side are the Islamists, those who believe Islam should be the region s primary identity In opposition are nationalists, secularists, royal families, military establishments, and others who view Islamism as a serious threat to national security, historical identity, and a cohesive socieA political, social, and cultural battle is currently raging in the Middle East On one side are the Islamists, those who believe Islam should be the region s primary identity In opposition are nationalists, secularists, royal families, military establishments, and others who view Islamism as a serious threat to national security, historical identity, and a cohesive society This provocative, vitally important work explores the development of the largest, most influential Islamic groups in the Middle East over the past century Tarek Osman examines why political Islam managed to win successive elections and how Islamist groups in various nations have responded after ascending to power He dissects the alliances that have formed among Islamist factions and against them, addressing the important issues of Islamism s compatibility with modernity, with the region s experiences in the twentieth century, and its impact on social contracts and minorities He explains what Salafism means, its evolution, and connections to jihadist groups in the Middle East Osman speculates on what the Islamists prospects for the future will mean for the region and the rest of the world.

    What is Islamism GotQuestions Jul , Answer Islamism is different from Islam Islam is a religion with several branches, while Islamism is a religious and political movement within Islam, based on certain literal interpretations of the Quran In particular, Islamism seeks to conform society to Sharia, the moral and religious system of law that comes from the Quran. Islamism What is Islamism New Mandala Islam is a religion, and like any other it is internally diverse But Islamism is the desire to impose any version of Islam on society Hence, Islamism is Muslim theocracy And where jihad is a traditional Islamic idea of struggle, jihadism is the use of force to spread Islamism This is true but it is only part of the truth. Islamism What it Means for the Middle East and the World Islamism What it Means for the Middle East and the World and millions of other books are available for Kindle Learn Enter your mobile number or email address below and we ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Islamism definition of Islamism by The Free Dictionary Islamism the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion. Islamism Definition of Islamism by Merriam Webster Definition of Islamism the faith, doctrine, or cause of Islam a popular reform movement advocating the reordering of government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam.

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      Tarek Osman is an essayist at different publications, the writer and presenter of several BBC series, and the political counsellor of the European Bank for Reconstruction Development for the Arab world tarekosman



    2 thoughts on “Islamism: What it Means for the Middle East and the World

    1. I was reading this to my son and he said it is comments like some of the ones below that irritate some Americans so much that the appeal of Trump is even stronger. I am fed up. I write about the appeal of Trump and I am told I should have said it this way, that my style is wrong, that I should have included the state of women in many other parts of the world, that I should take into account persecution of Muslims in a city in China, why jihad appeals, abortion and of course Clinton What has all [...]

    2. Nobody who has witnessed the television scenes of atrocities in Paris or has listened to the rantings of Donald Trump can fail to appreciate that Islamism and, in particular, the murderous terrorists it has spawned, is probably now the hottest global discussion topic. To be clear, this is not a book about the ancient religion itself – the meaning of being a Muslim – it’s about the groups that have taken this faith and how they have formed factions which have developed and evolved through t [...]

    3. Matter-of-fact description of the various political parties and movements that, at one time or another, have been described as 'Islamist'. This includes such groups as the Ennahda Movement in Tunisia, the PJD of Morocco, and most prominently the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt. Osman focuses on these groups in particular because of their electoral successes following the 2011 'Arab Spring', but also the difficulty in implementing their political agendas - ranging from some slowdowns to severe revers [...]

    4. I don't think this work does a great job of discussing islamism in the context of geopolitical affairs. We must remember that even the most diehard Islamists often have a geopolitical agenda that guides them, so no matter how much they refer to a global caliphate or enacting the will of Islam, it's still a veneer for a very real, very practical calculus on obtaining, exploiting, and maintaining power and wealth for their own ends. While it did a relatively decent job of outlining various Islamis [...]

    5. After reading some of the other reviews and some rather polarized ratings I believe some people have a misapprehension of what a book like this is trying to accomplish. It is not a political book decrying Islamism or list its horrors or be an apologist for it. It is a Political Science book that seeks to explain the political and economic forces that are shaping political Islamism and its impact on the region. It is not a call to action but merely a study of the causes and effects. It is a diagn [...]

    6. I found this very informative and easy to read. I do have to watch myself, because I tend to be persuaded by an author's point of view and need to read more than one before I can safely form an opinion. But I have done some amount of reading on this subject - articles mostly, rather than books, so not necessarily a good balance yet. Still, I did find this work full of the kind of historical background, and also the interconnectedness of different events in the recent history of this region, that [...]

    7. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.This review and more can be found at Book of BoganI think this is the third book I have read recently about the phenomenon of Islamism, including the most recent rise of IS, or ISIS. And I suppose that I was spoiled to some degree by those I have read previously which covered much of the same material.The author of this book starts off from a historical perspective, bring it into the present day.As a western [...]

    8. First, this book is written by a political economist. Economists should not write books about anything other than economics. They fail at everything else. Though an economic view can be pretty bleak.Second, I had to give up on this book. I couldn't make heads or tails of some things. Add in the author actively excludes facts like the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood did use violence and use it frequently while actively campaigning against Mubarak's regime but paints the MB as merely a social wor [...]

    9. The book explore the beginnings of political Islamic groups in the Middle East, and their divergent evolution to the different factions there. It traces the rise and fall of various groups as they seek to impose/ influence their vision of an Islamic state, and outlines key interventions leading to the current state of affairs in the region. A fascinating read as it exposes the pluralism of thought across the different countries and factions. The Arab Spring is presented as a cautionary tale of h [...]

    10. Rather dry, somewhat dense, but perhaps slightly optimistic. Still, I was hoping for some brilliant insights and am afraid that any went over my head.

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