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State’ that is touched on towards the end of this chapter, the political scientist Steve Niva has recently argued that this is a new amalgam of Salafi-Wahhabism with ‘twentieth century communist and leftist traditions of revolutionary warfare, updated for the information age’. Niva draws on Naomi Klein’s theory of the ‘shock doctrine’: that unpopular policies are often imposed on

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
Jonathan Benthall

against the possible misuse of his scholarship by propagandists who would use it to anathematize Islam. For Cook concludes that, though not one of the features of the late twentieth century Islamic revival, with its high political profile, is unique, the combination of features that makes it up is unique: ‘No heritage is a reliable predictor of the behavior of those who inherit it, but just

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
The structure of Islamic toleration
Jonathan Benthall

Koentjaraningrat (1923–99) who undertook the hajj with his wife in his mid-seventies, after suffering a series of strokes (Fox 2001 : 244). He had no difficulty in accepting the precepts of late twentieth century Western anthropology and applying them to the cultural mosaic of insular South East Asia, which includes many examples of so-called paganism or polytheism. I have the

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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‘the soul of Islam’, aiming to reconcile the intellectual conflict of the twentieth century between renewal ( tajdīd ) and conservatism, but always within current Islamic orthodoxy. He criticizes, on the one hand, those interpreters of religious texts who try to accommodate them to secular ideologies and, on the other, those who dwell on the letter rather than the meaning

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
Jonathan Benthall

Christian. Christian missions of the nineteenth century had developed the strategy of mobilizing mass subscriptions, using the publicity media of their day, such as newsletters and lantern slide lectures, and thus reducing dependence on rich patrons. The Christian missionary spirit might appear to have been supplanted during the last decades of the twentieth century by non

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
Jonathan Benthall

the Muhammadiyah in humanitarianism goes back much earlier in time than the late twentieth century ‘Islamic resurgence’. It is better known in Indonesia for its network of schools, universities and health and welfare institutions – some 11,700 in number (Fauzia 2013 : 264). 8 But its subsidiary PKU – standing for Penolong Kesengsaraan Umum, ‘Assistance for the Relief of

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times