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Distinction between mainstream Islamists and Fundamentalists: a fundamentalist is an individual who may or may not have particular political opinions; an Islamist is actively pursuing a political agenda. Politics: Islamists are concerned with political action (revolutionary) as a means to Islamicization; fundamentalist are concerned with enhancing and advancing their own devotional practices. Sharia: Islamists and fundamentalists aim to implement Sharia law but Islamists consider it as a political project while fundamentalist think of it as a mean to better religious practice. A Salafi has a literalist, strict and puritanical approaches to Islamic theology. Not be confused with the Arabic word Salaf ("predecessor" or "forefather"). Usually considered as fundamentalists (not Islamists as there is no specific political project). The tendency, in academic scholarship as well as in the “security organizations” of various
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  • Fall '12
  • EmilieRoye
  • Social Justice, Islam, Islamism, young Muslims, Islamists, particular political opinions

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