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 contribution||Er Al-Qaeda og Islamic stat moderne?: Refleksioner over islamisk fundamentalisme og modernitet|
|Publication date||1. Aug 2018|
|Place of Publication||Odense|
|Publisher||Syddansk Universitet. Center for Mellemøststudier|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1. Aug 2018|
- Modernity, al-Qaeda, Islamic State