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The Rise and Fall of Islamist Parties after the Arab Spring
Islam is making headlines every day on national and international television. Much of the subject revolves around terror activities. For instance, the Pentagon incident in the United States, which has not been resolved to date, is the height of terrorism perpetuated by Islam (Ruthven 1). Analysts have argued that these activities are politically motivated. Flashing back a bit, Immanuel Kant the philosopher once claimed that Judaism was a body of laws as opposed to religion. His claim was acknowledged by secular Jews in entirety. In the same manner, secular Muslims would never doubt a claim that Islam is a political ideology (Ruthven 9). The rise and fall of Islamist parties after the Arab spring gives much insight to this claim.
Philosophically, Islamic fundamentalism owes its origin to the efforts at locating the place of Islam in the world. Much of these efforts were theoretical in nature. Notable writers were majorly activists such as Ayatollah Ruholla al-Khumayni, Sayyid Qutb, and Abu al-`.............
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