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 Islamism, State, and Ideology

Jeffrey T. Kenney

in Muslim Rebels

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780195131697
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785001 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019513169X.003.0002
 						 Islamism, State, and Ideology

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This chapter explores the modern context in which Egyptians began to introduce the Kharijites into their political discourse. It argues that Muslims in different historical and political circumstances have engaged in rhetorical accusations of Kharijism, with the early rhetorical context considerably obscured by the shadow of the orthodox tradition. The modern context stands more clearly in view; it covers the process of political and economic modernization begun by the Ottoman governor Muhammad ’Ali in the 19th century, the centralized planning and authoritarian style of President Gamal Abdul Nasser's regime, and the development of Egyptian Islamism.

Keywords: Islam; Muslim politics; Kharijism; modernism; Nasser; Egyptian Islamism

Chapter.  14857 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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