Islamism

Set of ideologies holding that Islam should guide social and political as well as personal life

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Islamism is a concept whose meaning has been debated in both public and academic contexts. The term can refer to diverse forms of social and political activism advocating that public and political life should be guided by Islamic principles or more specifically to movements which call for full implementation of sharia. It is commonly used interchangeably with the terms political Islam or Islamic fundamentalism. In academic usage, the term Islamism does not specify what vision of "Islamic order" or sharia are being advocated, or how their advocates intend to bring them about. In Western mass media it tends to refer to groups whose aim is to establish a sharia-based Islamic state, often with implication of violent tactics and human rights violations, and has acquired connotations of political extremism. In the Muslim world, the term has positive connotations among its proponents.

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BANGKOK, (Sputnik) – Earlier in the week, the government refused to release Islamists allegedly involved in the continuous separatist insurgency in the south...
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Tunisia's moderate Islamists are hoping the genial Beethoven fan they have nominated to run in next month's presidential elections will break the mould in the..
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Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation's fight against Islamist militants, which..
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The Burkina Faso military said 24 soldiers were killed in an attack by unidentified militants on an army unit on Monday, the heaviest loss for the army in its..
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KHARTOUM - Sudan's transition towards civilian rule got off to a bumpy start as generals and protest leaders fell two days behind schedule Tuesday in unveiling a..
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A Muslim convert who was stripped of his British citizenship after traveling to Syria to fight with Islamic State said on Monday he hoped Canada, where he is a..
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under pressure on Monday from his Conservative rival in the October election over the Britain's decision to strip..
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Canada said on Sunday that Britain's decision to strip Jack Letts - dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the media - of his British citizenship was an attempt to shift..
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Mexican authorities arrested a U.S. citizen suspected of supporting militant Islamists in an example of Mexico's security cooperation with the United States even..
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Militant Islamist group al Shabaab struck a Somali government military base on Wednesday with car bombs and gunfire in a battle that both sides said caused..
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Yemen's southern separatists vowed on Wednesday to keep control over Aden, warning the only way out of the impasse that has fractured a Saudi-led military..
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