Are Al-Qaeda and Islamic State modern? Reflections on Islamic fundamentalism and modernity

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Abstract

The article discusses, whether Islamist fundamentalists, notwithstanding they are violent or peaceful, are modern. Constitutive elements of modernity and the concepts of counter-modernity and demodenization are presented. It is concluded that fundamentalism, in whatever form it emerges cannot be considered as modern. Fundamentalists are in modernity, but not of modernity.
Translated title of the contributionEr Al-Qaeda og Islamic stat moderne?: Refleksioner over islamisk fundamentalisme og modernitet
Original languageEnglish
Publication date1. Aug 2018
Place of PublicationOdense
PublisherSyddansk Universitet. Center for Mellemøststudier
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1. Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Modernity, al-Qaeda, Islamic State

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