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Radical Islam Often Mistakenly Labeled This essay aims at constructing and deconstructing three main prevalent Islamic discourses—Ialamism, Salafism, and Wahhabism--in this century, which comprise the core beliefs of Muslim communities throught the world. They are all mistakenly labeled as radical Islamic movements or fundamentalism. However, a deeper anaylsis of modern Islamic thought shows that there are great normative and political diversions among and within the three main Islamic beliefs: normally and mistakenly lumped together asIslamism (moderate and radical),Salafism (puritanical Salafist and neo-Salafist), andWahhabism (instructionist and Jihadist).By developing a typology of major ideologies of active Islamic trends that centers specifically on radical Islamism, we can compare Jihadist Wahhabism, and neo-Salafism, both of which have either terrorist or jihadist involvements worldwide. Understanding these trends and their discourses will allow world…
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