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Abd al-Hamid al-Ansari

The extremist element in contemporary religious discourse manifests itself in three conspicuous aspects: the male dominance attitude which excludes women; the denunciation of treachery attitude that calls into question the doctrinal propriety of others and their intentions;

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Shaker al-Nabulsi

Today the world worries over Egypt as it struggles with the military, after it has been struggling with professional politicians eager to bequeath their privileges and remain permanently in their posts like medieval kings by absolute divine right.

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Abd al-Hamid al-Ansari

Contemporary religious discourse manifests itself in three arenas: the educational, propagatory, and legally prescriptive (fatwā) fields. In each of its faces (politically ideologized conservative traditional – violent radical – centrist moderate), and in its audio-visual and textual media it is in crisis and stands at odds with the situation in contemporary societies.

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Fakhir al-Sultan

 

There are some who claim that there is a difference between the extremist and moderate religious currents, while there is in fact no difference separating the moderate from the extremist religious discourse. Both start from the same intellectual premises and employ the same ‘devices’.

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