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Salafism in Jordan: Political Islam in a Quietist Community


Salafism in Jordan: Political Islam in a Quietist Community

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Since the events of 9/11, Salafism in the Middle East has often been perceived as fixed, rigid and even violent, but this assumption overlooks the quietist ideology that characterises many Salafi movements. Through an exploration of Salafism in Jordan, Joas Wagemakers presents the diversity among quietist Salafis on a range of ideological and political issues, particularly their relationship with the state. He expounds a detailed analysis of Salafism as a whole, whilst also showing hwo and why quietist Salafism in Jordan--through ideological tendencies, foreign developments, internal conflicts, regime-involvement, theological challenges and regional turmoil--transformed from an independent movement into a politically domesticated one.

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