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The Many Faces of Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Muslim World

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Analysts and pundits from across the American political spectrum describe Islamic fundamentalism as one of the greatest threats to modern, Western-style democracy. Yet very few non-Muslims would be able to venture an accurate definition of political Islam. Mohammed Ayoob's The Many Faces of Political Islam thoroughly describes the myriad manifestations of this rising ideol...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published November 19th 2007 by University of Michigan Press
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Taranimu Qalb
As I was reading the book, I came to realize that this book can serve as a response to those who define Islamist groups as monolithic like the book I read by Walid Phares entitled "War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracy" that he equated all Islamists on the same footing.

This book by Mohammed Ayoob tries to demonstrate that Political Islamists are not monolith. They are defined according to internal contexts. Even though Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization of Hamas and Clerical state...more
Abedalsalam
Ayoob delivers much of what's required to fill the gaps when it comes to politics in the Islamism spectrum. The book is characterized by high level of comparative analysis. It compares the Iranian and the Saudi regimes in terms of theocracy. It discusses the similarities and differences between MB and JI groups and their evolutionary moderation, democracy in Turkey and Indonesia, and peaceful and armed transnational Islamist groups such Tablighi Jamaat (TJ), Hizb Al-Tahrir and Al Qaeda. Ayoob co...more
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