Radicalism and Islamic Terror: Historical Background

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Islamic fundamentalism is part of a worldwide phenomenon of an activist and often belligerent response to perceived threats from modernity and globalization – originating in the West – to the religious and cultural identity of various societies. In addition, the resort to religious activism was and remains a response to the severe socioeconomic upheavals these societies have experienced as a result of modernization, especially among those who were not fortunate enough to enjoy its benefits. The Islamic State is the most extreme and violent manifestation of Islamic fundamentalism in the modern era.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Islamic State
Subtitle of host publicationHow viable is it?
EditorsYoram Schweitzer, Omer Einav
Place of PublicationTel Aviv
PublisherINSS, the Institute for National Security Studies
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789657425862
StatePublished - Jan 2016


  • IS (Organization)
  • דאעש (ארגון)
  • داعش (تنظيم)
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Terrorism
  • טרוריזם
  • إرهاب
  • פונדמנטליזם אסלאמי
  • الأصوليّة الإسلاميّة
  • Middle East -- Politics and government -- 21st century
  • המזרח התיכון -- פוליטיקה וממשל -- המאה ה-21
  • الشرق الأوسط -- السياسة والحكم -- القرن الـ 21


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