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[In Nigeria, in Arabia and in Egypt new movements of reforming zeal emerged as threats to the state, led by convinced young men who claimed that they know what ailed society and how it could be cured. In particular groups such as the Muslim Brothers were active.]
[The Russian invasion of Afghanistan opened a new era in Muslim resistance. The rise of the mujahidin was at first supported by America and others but later regretted after the Soviet withdrawal as the Taliban developed into an unforgiving movement of strict Islamic ethics and renewal. The rage...
[This chapter looks at the way in which eight Muslim countries have faced the postmodern world under new leaders proclaiming varieties of an extreme unbending message—in Arabia, Nigeria, Libya, Daghestan, Algeria, Sudan, Somalia and Palestine.]
[No Muslim can be fully settled in the contemporary world as long as he/she believes that the problem of Palestine remains unsettled and that no ‘just’ solution has been achieved. This chapter looks at some of these reactions, and also at how Palestine has divided world opinion. In the future,...
[A final chapter considers some faint hopes of tolerance and of a willingness of different religions perhaps to live together in a new technological world.]
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