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Unformatted text preview: 0330 Radical Islamists Turn to Far Enemies Bernard Haykel Radical Salafism: Osamas Ideology Two principles strongly identified with the Sunnis in order to maintain social order and to avoid warfare amongst Muslims which might lead to the demise of Islam itself 1) They are loath to declare fellow Muslims infidels 2) They prohibit war against Muslim rulers, however tyrannical these may be, so long as Islam remains the religion of state and Islamic law is enforced. Salafisms hallmark is a call to modern Muslims to revert to the pure Islam of the Prophet Muhammads generation and the two generations that followed his. The adherents of Salafism seek to transform completely the Muslim community and to ensure that Islam, as a system of belief and governance, should eventually dominate the globe....
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2009 for the course GOVT 3313 taught by Professor Patel,david during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
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