Political Islam in the Age of Democratization by K. Bokhari, F. Senzai

By K. Bokhari, F. Senzai

The persevered prominence of Islam within the fight for democracy within the Muslim international has confounded Western democracy theorists who principally give some thought to secularism a prerequisite for democratic transitions. Kamran Bokhari and Farid Senzai provide a entire view of the advanced nature of up to date political Islam and its courting to democracy.

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The chapter will discuss its rise and spread from Afghanistan to Pakistan, as well as the challenges its members pose to the neighboring countries. It will also delve deeply into how the term Taliban is no longer just the name of an organization, but is now a moniker for all sorts of competing nationalist Pashtun jihadist groups. We will pay special attention to the possibility that even the Taliban may embrace certain aspects of democratization, given the talks underway between the United States and the Afghan jihadist movement.

How has democratization been applied by Islamists in the Arab/Muslim context? Furthermore, this theoretical framework guides the discussion in each subsequent chapter. We conclude by presenting a three-tiered typology that categorizes Islamist groups based on their attitudes toward democracy. Cognizant that reality cannot be boxed into neat analytical classifications, we will also expound upon the exceptions to the rule. Chapter 4 will be a substantive case study of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) with particular emphasis on its branches in Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

19 The continued existence of Islamist groups hinges on their ability to adapt and remain relevant. This means that although their ideological frameworks may appear to be identity markers, their implementation must be pragmatic in terms of operationalization due to differences between pure ideological principles and policies that can actually be put into practice, as well as constraints from the system at large and opponents that force compromise. Consequently, Islamists have moved beyond mere rhetoric in an effort to implement policies they can sell to the public and allow them to achieve their political objectives.

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