But people everywhere have come to recognize what it means to be free, and are finding the will to struggle for that freedom against all forms of tyranny.
It was to the establishment of this state of freedom that Jefferson devoted all his energies. Fundamentalism seeks, not ordinary civil rights for those being deprived of them, but rather its own agenda of moral and religious requirements which it wishes to impose on all citizens; and for this reason it becomes, in fact, an enemy of civil liberties.
If a free society is to exist in which people of differing opinions, religious or otherwise, live in peace and security, it cannot be done under the leadership of religious fundamentalism. The government of a free society finds that differences of opinion and the progress that emerges from the free marketplace of ideas are its source of vitality and are indispensable for a healthy and progressive nation.
But this is all they have to fear from me: It defined fundamentalism as "approach, or set of strategies, by which beleaguered believers attempt to preserve their distinctive identity as a people or group Spokesmen for the Despised: Their steady habits [will] exclude the advances of information, and they [will] seem exactly where they [have always been].
Their presence is more and more apparent in the streets. Jaffrelot Christophe, Introduction, in: Reply to Citizens of Washington, Now we need to address and counter it by the most appropriate measures: Muslim critics of Islamic fundamentalism often draw a parallel between the modern fundamentalist movement and the 7th century Khawarij sect.
A rigid imposition of dogmatic views on a whole population, whether it be communism, Nazism or religious fundamentalism, has always been a way of keeping a whole people under oppression. Religious fundamentalism, in contrast, is founded on unchangeable dogma established, usually, in the far distant past.
Anderson Benedict, Imagined Communities: Where the so-called Muslim fundamentalists differ from other Muslims and indeed from Christian fundamentalists is in their scholasticism and their legalism. For fundamentalists the law is the most essential component of Islam, leading to an overwhelming emphasis upon jurisprudenceusually narrowly conceived.
From their essentially political position, the Kharijites developed extreme doctrines that set them apart from both mainstream Sunni and Shia Muslims. Traditionalists are sometimes connected to the popular forms of Sufism such as the Barelvi school in Pakistan. But everywhere, it is evident that the spirit of religious fundamentalism is opposed to those freedoms that are characteristic of a democratic society.
In the late 19th century salafiyya was developed in the Arab countries, "marking a phase between Fundamentalism and Islamism.
The result of this tolerance will inevitably be a lack of uniformity. Fundamentalism and Politics, in:How shall we deal with these fanatics? I say that it is up to the youth, including me, to answer these questions and to take action. But how? Look up Islamic, fundamental, fundamentalism, or Islamic fundamentalism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
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Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to report from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known by its Washington/5(54). As for fundamentalism and democracy, the logic here is that under democratic governance the behavior and moral codes of society are up for debate.
People with. Whether Christian, Islamic, or of any other denomination, religious fundamentalism is by its very nature in opposition to democracy and a free society.
This opposition may or may not be overt, depending on the type of society in which it exists. In the United States, for example, opposition to democracy is well-disguised. Fundamentalism, Terrorism, and Democracy: The Case of the Gush Emunim Undergroun Page 3 of 32 Day War of Israel's swift victory, which brought about the reunification of Jerusalem, the return to.Download