Category Archives: Islamic Movements

Dracula and the Turks: The Connection Between Mehmet the Conqueror and Vlad the Impaler

It’s 1462. The Ottoman army is advancing under the orders of Sultan Mehmet II through the Romanian countryside toward Târgovişte, medieval capital of Walachia. Vlad Dracula and Mehmet II were both born into royalty and were about the same age. … Continue reading

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Weaknesses of Islamic Movements

Here is an excerpt from Islamic Movement: An Overview, published by the Shah Foundation. Eminent Iraqi scholar Dr. Taha Jabir al Alwani in his monograph Missing Dimensions In Contemporary Islamic Movements has highlighted some of the very fundamental weakness of the Islamic movements: 1.      The Islamic movements have become tainted with a partisan mentality; they have allowed themselves […] Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Arab Spring

Want a broken down, straightforward, and hilarious way to define the countries involved in the Arab spring? Look no further.
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UChicago: Islamic Movements in South Asia

Although it’s a bit lengthy, this lecture presented by the University of Chicago’s Center for International Studies is really very informative, and presents the often overlooked social and political aspects of Islamic Movements. Continue reading

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Islam, the Modern World, and the West

Modern Islamic Movements have been sprouting all over the Middle East, especially since the Arab Spring. But what are the the movements in different Islamic States and why are they happening? You can find all this out here, on a great website which organizes Islamic movements in different countries by their regions. Click here to […] Continue reading

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Prism

Prism a research project devoted to the studying of radical Islamic Movements around the world. Prism studies Islamic networks though means of communication focusing on ones that use the Internet. Prism also focuses their research on sources written in Arabic. Prism was founded in 2002 and since then has been focusing on conducting their research […] Continue reading

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There’s a New Ikhwan in Town…

And they’re in english! Ikhwan Web is said to be the official website of the Ikhwan, and lucky for us, it’s in english. This website also covers the basics about information, forums, and news about the Ikhwan al Muslimeen. A particular part of their web page is about Islamic Movements in the Arab world. Click here to open […] Continue reading

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What’s going on, Lebanon?

The Masar Association has worked to create a thorough, in-depth study about the concepts of the Islamic movements in Lebanon. The study begins by going through the basic movements and an intro on Lebanese Islamic Movements, the methodology behind these movements, and the vastly diverse sects of Muslims within Lebanon these movements affect. Click here to […] Continue reading

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Islamists Parties and Democracy

The Journal of Democracy has published a small journal article, briefly discussing the types of Islamic movements, nonviolent and violent movements, and the reality of “Islamic Modernization.” Click here to read this article in a new tab! Continue reading

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Ask the Ikhwan!

There are two sides to every Islamic movement. There are those who seem more liberal, and those who seem more extreme. Here’s a name we seem to be hearing more and more within the media: Ikhwan al Muslimeen, meaning “The Islamic Brotherhood.” If you’d like to know what they’re really about, all you have to […] Continue reading

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