Islamic fundamentalism (sometimes simply referred to as Islamism) is a social and political movement to establish governments based on Islamic laws. Islamic fundamentalists believe in literal or near-literal interpretation of the Islamic scriptures.
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- At the end of his long and cantankerous life the maulana had gone against all his high principles. He had gone to a Boston hospital to look for health; he had at the very end entrusted himself to the skill and science of the civilization he had tried to shield his followers from. He had sought, as someone said to me (not all Pakistanis are fundamentalists), to reap where he had not wanted his people to sow. Of the maulana it might be said that he had gone to his well-deserved place in heaven by way of Boston; and that he went at least part of the way by Boeing.
- One of the ways Islamic fundamentalists have demonstrated their moral backwardness, bankruptcy and ignorance is through gross human rights violations.
- Sharia and Human Rights in Nigeria. Islam Watch (18 Oct 2007).