Drawing from research conducted in Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda, Christianity, Islam, and Liberal Democracy offers a deeper understanding on how Christian and Islamic faith communities affect the political attitudes of those who belong to them.
Religious extremism and terrorism are among the most dangerous and difficult to forecast the phenomena of our time, which are becoming more diverse forms and rampant. Terrorist attacks often produce mass casualties, involve the destruction of material and spiritual values, beyond the recovery times, sow hatred among nations, provoke war, mistrust and hatred between the social and national groups, which sometimes can not be overcome within a generation. Currently, the countries of Central Asia are a topical issue – the threat of terrorism and religious extremism, which grow not only in our area, but throughout the world. Of course, in each of the terrorist threat is assessed differently. In Kazakhstan the problem of terrorism should not be acutely.
Islam and the Continuing Rise of Islamophobia from September 11, 2001 to the death of Osama Bin Laden; from the banning of the niqab to the burning the Qur’an; from prohibitions on the wearing of religious symbols to talk of banning religious practices in public spaces; and, from Islamic political parties to the Arab Spring of 2011, the topic of Islam and the rise of Islamophobia continues to be relevant.Given the change in events and its continued dominance, this book covers this theme from a variety of viewpoints and topics.
The author of the issue is studying compatibility of the modern Muslim practice and secular democratic State. The main topics of the issue are Religious person and secular State; Modern Muslim practice and Islamophobia; Religious radicalism and authoritarian government; Religion and National Identification process. Hikmet Hadjy-zadeh, is one of the founders of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan. He was also Deputy Prime-Minister and ambassador to Russia during the term of Elchibey's government (1992-1993). At present he is President of the FAR CENTRE (Think Tank) dealing with transition to democracy problems in his country.
This paper is to analyze the causes of success of Islamic community activities, which represent a major dimension of the Islamic resurgence increasingly felt by the Israeli Arabs. Community services provided by non-profit voluntary Islamic associations in many localities have filled a vacuum resulting from the central government's neglect of the Arab sector, the inefficiency of local Arab leadership and the weakness of Arab non-government organizations.
The political and religious terrorism can not be understood outside the context of the development process of the terrorists or the potentially terrorist ideologies; beliefs and life-styles; leader-follower relations; century''s old deep-rooted prejudice and hatred; clash of civilizations; oppression and target selection process. I think lack of data and an apparent ambivalence among many social scientists about the academic value of research on terrorism have contributed to the relatively little research work on underlying dynamics of terrorism and its aftermath for the survivors. This is unfortunate because psychology is primarily concerned with behavior and the factors that influence and control behavior; especially the violent behaviors like terrorist attacks. Thus, psychology can and should provide practical as opposed to conceptual knowledge about the dynamics, consequences and prevention of terrorism against any nation and its ideology. This book is written with the goal to promote our understanding of the complex and mysterious phenomenon of terrorism as well as its aftermath for the survivors of suicide bombing.
The book tittled:“Tracking Terrorism in Africa:Link and Content Analysis of Boko Haram" focused on understanding Web Presence, Impact, Trend and Web Environment of the Terrorism organisations in Africa with specialty to online discussion of Boko Haram in Nigeria using applied mathematical concepts, theories and statistical techniques. Kamada Kawai-Frutchermann Reign-Gold Algorithms n Pajek Webometric Inbuilt Analyst are main tools used for the data capturing and analysis. The book gives empirical analysis of Boko Haram Terror, causes, perceived sponsors and connectivity in Africa particularly in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. The research is facilitated by Statistical Cybermetric Research Group (SCRG-UK), supported by TETFUND Scholarship. It is submitted to the Department of Mathematics for the Award of MSc Degree (Mathematics), Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, United Kingdom, 2013.
This book explores the roles of Islam in Indonesia’s foreign policy. Indonesia is a country with the world’s largest Muslim community, where the political meaning of Islam is contested in the process of nation-building. Islam has come under increasing scrutiny by international relations scholars, particularly since Islamic extremism has become one of the major challenges to the post-Cold War world order. Therefore, it is important to research whether and how the religion has impacted the basic thinking and making of foreign policy in Indonesia. To contextualize the analysis, the study pays special attention to Indonesia’s relations with Pakistan as a major case study.
"Islam and Muslims in the American Media" discusses the themes and images that are projected about Islam and Muslims in the American media following the 9/11 events. It is grounded on the perception that newsreports in the media are not necessarily neutral. Rather, they are reported and articulated from certain ideological perspectives. They are a product of social and political circumstances that are deemed to be influenced by the culture of discourse production and consumption. The book provides evidences of the linguistic structures and discursive strategies which are believed to have a potential role in harbouring and prompting certain ideological themes about Islam and Muslims. From these evidences, it is shown the Media makes a departure from a monolithic representation towards a more fragmented perception. In fact, it highlights many diverse and competing themes about Islam and Muslims- showing them as a block that entails moderate and extremist camps and ideologies. In spite of that,it fails to make out where modernism ends and extremism begins.
This book is a journey into a country infested with terrorism and militancy arising from the US war against terrorism. Having remained under US-backed military rule for most of time since its independence from the British Raj in 1947, Pakistan has been struggling to acquire a civilian face , a task made difficult by a powerful elite, clergy and an ideologically rigid media. Civil society, the crux of democracy, in the country has shown a great potential to lead the effort towards democracy, but it has not received support from the media. The book using an analytical framework explores whether the press in Pakistan has promoted civil society or not. It covers the period of General Ziaul Haq, who foisted his own brand of Islam on people of Pakistan, and moves to political governments of Benazir Bhutto, the first Muslim woman prime minister, and Nawaz Sharif. The regime of staunchest US ally General Pervez Musharraf is also included to show how the press during his regime dealt with civil society in Pakistan. Of course, it is about seeds of democracy in Pakistan versus terrorism and militancy.
The links between East and West, dating back to ancient times, which had been varied through the ages, some links were cultural, some economical and some political. The links between the East and West, which were set during the last two centuries, in its cultural part, and its impact on Islam in particular, were marked, due to the particular and natural circumstances of that connection with the West, that was different to all of the previous conditions and circumstances. The connection of Islam with other civilizations and cultures was always a contact of the stronger to the weaker one, which was after equal contact, but the contact of Islam with the West in this recent period of time, was a contact of a weaker to a stronger, and "the weaker always being fond of emulation clicks of the logo, uniform, and every thing and in his every step copying the stronger one by the nature."
This book has sought to investigate the influence of the interpretations of Islam on girl's access to secondary school education in Mombasa and Kwale Districts, Kenya. It has demonstrated that in principle, Islam grants equal rights to both genders. Hence the theory of intrinsic inferiority of the female gender is not supported by Islamic discourse or the biological differentiation between the sexes. The highly stereotyped imagery of a subordinated Muslim woman is perpetuated and propagated by [mis]interpretations of the teachings of Islam regarding the status of women in society. These [mis]interpretations are a product of, and beholden to culture proclivities of individual Muslims within particular socio-cultural milieus. The book further demonstrates that Islam attaches equal importance to the education of girls as of boys. This implies that Islam is not the cause of gender imbalances in access to secondary school education. On the contrary, some [mis]interpretations of the teachings of Islam on the place and role of women in society influence the importance attached to the education of girls. This book is a must read for Universities, religious practitioners and scholars
The book series “Contemporary World Politics” outline the recent trends in international politics in many aspects.. This is the first part of many similar books on the subject. This book covers politics, economics, foreign policy matters, sportsfixes, etc. The premises of argument is that Sept-11 was a hoax engineered by the inside rogues in USA under the guidance of CIA-Pentagon duo and Zionist elements deciding policies for Americans. The main objectives of Sept-11 included invasion of Islamizing Afghanistan, wage war on Islam, defaming it as a terrorist religion, occupation of energy rich nations, killing of Muslims in millions, looting the resources form Islamic world, control energy resources of Mideast and Central Asia, control the old Silk Road for trade, Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces. Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than "terrorism" Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by anti-Islam rogue agencies. Fake democracies have zero-tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices. Anti-Islamic forces are harming genuine interests of Muslims by employing Muslim agents.
The book “Contemporary World Politics” outlines the trends in international politics in many aspects.. This is the first part of many similar books on the subject. This book covers politics, economics, foreign policy matters, sportsfixes, etc. The premises of argument is that Sept-11 was a hoax engineered by the inside rogues in USA under the guidance of CIA-Pentagon duo and Zionist elements deciding policies for Americans. The main objectives of Sept-11 included invasion of Islamizing Afghanistan, wage war on Islam, defaming it as a terrorist religion, occupation of energy rich nations, killing of Muslims in millions, looting the resources form Islamic world, control energy resources of Mideast and Central Asia, control the old Silk Road for trade, Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces. Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than "terrorism" Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by anti-Islam rogue agencies. Fake democracies have zero-tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices. The book “Contemporary World Politics” outlines the trends in international politics in many aspects.. This is the first pa