Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945


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Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945
In this book, Milton-Edwards notes that there is a fundamental ideological difference which underlines the relationship between the Muslim world and the West, but one which, at its core, need not lead to the kind of conflict that has perpetuated over the last few generations. With its foundational messages of peace and stability with universal justice, the ideology of Islam advocates popular consultation and consent through democracy as well as accountability. Likewise, the history of Western thought, both sacred and secular, has been infused with the same constructs of an idealized, cooperative and understanding humanity. In addition, Milton-Edwards notes that there is ample evidence of a peaceful...
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.....ucts of the divergent parts of the two ideologies is correct, however, they have shaped the way in which individuals in Western and Muslim communities have begun to characterize each other. Milton-Edwards is correct in suggesting that the fundamental challenge in the conflict between Muslim and Western thought is therefore not so much who people are and what they believe in, but what they are perceived to be and what they represent for each other. The advent of intolerance therefore runs deeper than ideology, and is instead linked directly to the creation of initiatives that are connected with the use of power and force, and the colonization of space.
Milton-Edwards, B. Islamic Fundamentalism Since 1945. New York: Routledge, 2005.