Thursday, July 11, 2013

MEQ 2003 -- Martin Kramer: Coming to Terms: Fundamentalists or Islamists?

The following by Martin Kramer is reposted here with permission of Middle East Forum:

Coming to Terms: Fundamentalists or Islamists?

by Martin Kramer
Middle East Quarterly
Spring 2003, pp. 65-77

No one who reads or writes about events in the Muslim world can avoid the question of how to label those Muslims who invoke Islam as the source of authority for all political and social action. Should they be labeled Islamic (or Muslim) fundamentalists? Or are they better described as Islamists?
[49] Quoted by Nabil Mattar, Islam in Britain, 1558-1685 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), p. 30

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