Islam and Violence

Beverley Milton-Edwards*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781405191319
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2011

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  • Islam and violence - shaping and redefining, violent attacks perpetrated by its followers
  • Islam, Christianity, Judaism - defense of the faith, in the face of a violent onslaught
  • Islam, taking on a negative hue - derogatory marker, intimately tied to violence
  • Monolithic understanding of Islam - faith of violence, antithesis of faiths of peace
  • Muslim violence as terrorism - as terrorism alone, morally and politically illegitimate
  • Muslims, committing violence - acts of terrorism, illegitimate and unjustified violence targeting
  • Palestinian context, and Hamas - excoriated by international community as a terrorist menace
  • Suicide attackers - driving planes into the Twin Towers
  • Universalizing Islam as a faith system - more intimately to violence
  • Violent Islam - by critics of contemporary Islamism and Muslim politics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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