IdeologyRight-wing conservatism is a political philosophy that resists any change in the existing political, economic, social and religious institutions and beliefs. It aims to protect traditional values and beliefs, mainly religious, from the perceived threats of the ‘others’. The Right-wing conservatives not only presume their values and cultures superior to others, but also yearn for returning to a time of past glory. They are mainly nostalgic, and believe that the modern world is sinful.Ethno-Nationalism and Religious SupremacyThe right-wing conservatives advocate a rigid belief in ethno-nationalism, ideology or religious supremacy. Violence is, sometimes, justified because the group believes that it is protecting the unity and purity of the ethnic group, race, ideology or religion. They firmly believe that they are on the right path and final victory, with the divine help, will be theirs. They also “act on behalf of national groups, regional minorities, religious…
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Table of Contents
- Right-Wing Conservatism: Origin and Development
- Right-Wing Conservatism in West - Europe
- Right-Wing Conservatism in the US
- Right-wing conservatism in the Muslim World
- Characteristics of Right-wing Islamic Conservatism
- Objectives of the Islamic Conservatives
- Reasons for the Rise of Right-wing Conservatism in the Muslim World
- Middle East
- al-Banna, Qutb, and The Muslim Brotherhood
- South Asia
- Jama’at-e-Islami (JI)
- Right-wing Conservative Islamism and al Qaeda
- Concluding Analysis