Political Islam and Radical Islam: The Cases of Pakistan and Bangladesh
- 231 Downloads
It is important in “knowing one’s enemy” in the post-September 11, 2001, world to comprehend the connections between “political Islam” and “radical Islam” as well as to understand the instances in which there are no links. With the rise of extremist Islam groups and with Al Qaeda’s declaration of war against the United States and U.S. interests, the possible links between Islamic political movements and parties and radical Islamic groups are of concern. It is also important to understand how (and if) political Islamic movements and parties can be encouraged to move towards the political mainstream and be disconnected from radical Islam.
KeywordsIslamic World Muslim Brotherhood Islamic State Islamist Movement Tribal Leader
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Peter Mandaville, Global Political Islam, London: Routledge, 2007.Google Scholar
- R. Aslan, No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, New York: Random House, 2006.Google Scholar
- 2.Robert S. Leiken and Steven Brooke, “The Moderate Muslim Brotherhood,” Foreign Affairs, vol. 86, no. 2 (March/April 2007), 107–121.Google Scholar
- 6.Alex de Waal and A.H. Abdel Salam, “Islamism, State Power, and Jihad in Sudan,” in Alex de Waal, ed., Islamism and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004), 71–113.Google Scholar
- 9.Roland Marchal, “Islamic Political Dynamics in the Somali Civil War,” in Alex de Waal, ed., Islamism and its Enemies in the Horn of Africa (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004), 114–145.Google Scholar
- 12.S.V.R. Nasr, “Islam in Pakistan,” in John L. Esposito (ed.), Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism, or Reform? (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1997), 136–138.Google Scholar
- 21.M. Ehsan Ahrari, Jihadi Groups, Nuclear Pakistan, and the New Great Game, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2001.Google Scholar
- 22.Ahmed Rashid, “Pakistan and the Taliban,” in William Maley (ed.), Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban (New York: New York University Press, 1998), 74.Google Scholar
- 39.Stephen Philip Cohen, “Demographic, Educational, and Economic Prospects,” The Idea of Pakistan, (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2004), 231–266.Google Scholar