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Islamic fundamentalism and democracy

  • Izhari Mawardi

Cambridge, Massachusetts | Fri, May 25 2012 | 09:11 am

Amid the hyped resistance of Muslim hard-liners to a planned concert of American singer Lady Gaga in Jakarta, there is reason to hope that ultimately the democratic process will offer a way for Islamic fundamentalism to coexist in society.

To understand this, we need to see how Islamic fundamentalism arose and how recent changes have evolved Islamic fundamentalism into a democratic player ...

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