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Is “Islamic Fundamentalism” Possible?

Journal: Mütefekkir (Vol.2, No. 4)

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Page : 265-274

Keywords : Fundamentalism; Christianity; Islam; Fanaticism; Radicalism;

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Fundamentalism is the religious Protestant movement that developed upon the spreading of the “millennium” belief, which belongs to the Christian theology, in the USA towards the end of 19th century. Nowadays the word “fundamentalism” is used, sometimes explicitly and sometimes implicitly, to refer to Islam as an equivalent of intolerance, proviolence and fanaticism. This propaganda is so great that recognition of Islam by a Muslim raises the risk for him to be qualified as fundamentalist. In this essay, we will interrogate whether it is possible or not to establish a relation between fundamentalism, which is a western phenomenon, and Islam by examining historical and cultural background of the both.

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