Global Salafism: Islam's New Religious Movement

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Roel Meijer
Oxford University Press, 2013 - 463 pages
Salafism has attracted a lot of attention lately. This is because it appeals to Muslims who believe that through Salafism they gain direct access to the truth. In contrast to the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafism concentrates on theology and the purification of doctrine. Salafism has been promoted especially by Saudi Arabia and is also called Wahhabism. The book is divided into five parts: 1. Salafist doctrine; 2. Salafism and Politics; 3. Jihadi Salafism; 4. The local and the global in Salafism; 5. Salafism and modernity.

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