Introduction: Radical Islam and international security: challenges and responses

Hillel Frisch, Efraim Inbar

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Radical Islam poses a political challenge in the modern world like no other radical religious movement. A cursory comparison with other religions shows that though Hindu radicalism generates violence, it is overwhelmingly circumscribed to the Indian subcontinent if not to India itself. Jewish radicalism lacks mass, while Christian fundamentalism, with arguably global reach due mostly to its impact on United States politics and more tenuously on the makings of US foreign policy, is hardly involved in terror and violence or actively pursues extreme political solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadical Islam and International Security
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and responses
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0203938402, 9781134066407
ISBN (Print)0415444608, 9780415444606
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

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© 2008 Selection and editorial matter, Hillel Frisch and Efraim Inbar;individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved.


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