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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Posters put up in an Essex town bearing the phrase β€œIslamists not welcome” are being treated as a hate crime, police have said. Put up in several Rayleigh..
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Weeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings by Islamist..
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By Omar Rajarathnam and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) - After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than..
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Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected Islamist terrorists in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said on Monday, a day after an explosion targeting a..
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Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected Islamist militants in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said on Monday, a day after an explosion targeting a tourist..
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Police rolled out more barbed wire on Monday to tighten security outside Indonesia's election agency and readied armored trucks and water cannons to quell any..
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By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, May 17 (Reuters) - Somali Islamist insurgents are making their own explosives, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by..
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Somali Islamist insurgents are making their own explosives, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters, as they mount more frequent and deadly..
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A youth recruited while watching football. A Catholic school graduate. Girls desperate for cash and jobs.
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Sri Lanka said on Wednesday that hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent..
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A Pakistani court on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of a ultra-right Islamist group arrested last year after his supporters shut down cities and threatened..
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