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Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah (CERI Series in Comparative Politics and International Studies (Paperback))

 
 
 
 
Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah (CERI Series in Comparative Politics and International Studies (Paperback))
Author: Olivier Roy
ISBN 13: 9780231134996
ISBN 10: 231134991
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2006-03-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $26.95
 
 

A schism has emerged between mainstream Islamist movements in the Muslim world (e.g. Hamas of Palestine and Hezbullah of Lebanon) and the uprooted militants who strive to establish an imaginary ummah, or Muslim community, not embedded in any particular society or territory. Roy provides a detailed comparison of these transnational movements, whether peaceful, like Tabligh Jamaat and the Islamic brotherhoods, or violent, like Al Qaeda. Neofundamentalism, he argues, is both a product and an agent of globalization.