Post 10: Islamic Feminism Revealed

The current fundamentalist ‘jihadi’ movement involves people who believe that an Islamic state governing the entire community of Muslims must be created and that this necessity justifies violent conflict with those who stand in its way (Zalman). This represents the rise of political Islam in the 19th and 20th centuries. In a Jihadi’s eyes, groups … Continue reading Post 10: Islamic Feminism Revealed

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Post 10- Sharia, Fundamentalists, and Islamic Feminism

The current fundamentalist ‘jihadi’ movement really has no historic precedence. They struggle to accommodate Islam with bida, or innovation, fundamentalists do not want any change in how Islam was perceived and practiced in medieval times.  This is a concocted, modern dogma. Fundamentalists confuse believing in the truth of Islam with possessing the Truth, meaning that … Continue reading Post 10- Sharia, Fundamentalists, and Islamic Feminism

Post 8 – Muslims in Europe

In the 13th chapter of the book Islam, Europe’s Second Religion authors Sami Zemni and Christopher Parker discuss the “failure of integration” of Muslims in Europe. They define the concept of “failure of integration” as, “..the perceived failure of migrants/immigrants of non-European origin to integrate into host societies… the social construction of the migrant – … Continue reading Post 8 – Muslims in Europe

Post 8: Controversy in Europe

In the book, “Islam, Europe’s Second Religion,” Sami Zemni and Christopher Parker go into detail about what they describe as the “failure of integration.” This is describing the “failure of migrants/immigrants of non-European origin to integrate into host societies” (Parker, 2002). This name is a reflection of two demographic movements that occurred in the last … Continue reading Post 8: Controversy in Europe