A movement that has gained momentum in recent decades within several Muslim nations. Islamic fundamentalists oppose the infiltration of secular and Westernizing influences and seek to institute Islamic law, including strict codes of behavior. They also target political corruption in Muslim nations. Severely repressed by the governments of their own nations, such as Algeria, Egypt (see also Egypt), and Saudi Arabia, they nevertheless target the United States as the “Great Satan,” chant “Death to America,” and provide ready recruits for terrorist networks such as Al Qaeda. (See terrorism.)
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Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The comedian responded to the deadly attack on a French satirical magazine by renewing his recent criticisms of the Islamic faith.Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After the six-week training, the forces will be deployed to confront the Islamic State, officials said.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It is not only clerics and Islamic ideologues who use offensive words and images to describe the sexual life of Westerners.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West|IranWire, Shima Sharabi|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Islamic State, or ISIS, claims it has shot down a Jordanian fighter jet and captured its pilot.
And now completely dead even beyond the utmost lash of Islamic fanaticism, the Malay dropped face down.Cursed|George Allan England
In the first chapter the author has applied himself to expose the absurdity and hollowness of the Pan-Islamic bogey.Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value|Arthur Glyn Leonard
The gaonate enjoyed a practical tolerance remarkable when contrasted with the letter of Islamic law.
In a word, the Mussalman's free choice of a Khalifa such as Islamic tradition defines is made an unreality.Freedom's Battle|Mahatma Gandhi
All ancient monuments and objects (including those of Islamic date) are the property of the Government.How to Observe in Archaeology|Various