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Radical Islam: A Historical Perspective

In the 20th century, Islamic revolutionary movements began to arise in the Middle East. By the 21st century, these revolutionary, and at times militant and violent, movements have become a political and military force on the global stage. In order to better understand the acts of terrorism originating in the Middle East and their impact on the West, Radical Islam: A Historical Perspective's remarkable two-part series examines the rise of radical Islamic movements by tracing the history of this complex and beautiful religion, founded 1,400 years ago on the Arabian peninsula, and following its growth and history to the present day.
OriginsRunning Time: 0:34:00

Program 1: Origins establishes a foundation for understanding not only Islam’s 1400-year dramatic rise to become the world’s fastest-growing religion in the 21st century, but its  revolutionary movements.

Chapter List
1.) Chapter 1: Beginnings
00:05:31This chapter, Beginnings, includes information on the Prophet Muhammad, Allah, the Quran, also known as the Koran, Mecca, Medina and the Islamic Empire.
2.) Chapter 2: The Fundamental Tenets
00:07:32This chapter, The Fundamental Tenets, includes information on the muezzin, Allah, Islamic Religion, Muslims, the Quran, also known as the Koran, Ulama, Sharia, the Prophet Muhammad, the Sunni-Shia split, the Safavid Empire, and the Ottoman Empire.
3.) Chapter 3: Growth, Spread and Empires
00:08:57This chapter, Growth, Spread and Empires, includes information on the Prophet Muhammad, the Arabian Peninsula, the Persian Empire, the Byzantine Empire, Medina, Damascus, Baghdad, the Crusades, the Mongols, the Ottoman or Turkish Empire, and Suleiman the Magnificent.
4.) Chapter 4: The Wahhabi Reform Movement
00:05:04This chapter, The Wahhabi Movement, includes information on Wahhabiism, Muhammad ibn
Modernization and Middle Eastern Revolutionary MovementsRunning Time: 0:35:00

Program 2: Modernization and Middle Eastern Revolutionary Movements investigates the causes behind the rise of militant revolutionary, and often violent, Islamic movements led by radical Muslims.

Chapter List
1.) Chapter 1: Colonization
00:05:28This chapter, Colonization, includes information on the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Abd el-Krim, Morocco, Kurds, European powers, colonialism, Middle East, Islamic law and religious law.
2.) Chapter 2: The Evolution of Radical Islamic Movements
00:07:06This chapter, The Evolution of Radical Islamic Movements, includes information on Political Islam, Islamism, radical groups, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Ba'ath Party and Abdul Nassar, Wahhabism and Mohammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab.
3.) Chapter 3: The Rise of Modern Day Jihadi Movements
00:11:23This chapter, The Rise of Modern Day Jihadi Movements, includes information on Fundamentalist Islam, Radical Islam or Jihadi Islam, Al Qaeda, Taliban, Afghanistan, Kurds, Iran, Iraq, the Kurdish state, Hamas, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Israel, and ISIS or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
4.) Chapter 4: The Future
00:03:51This chapter, The Future, includes information on Egypt, Anwar Sadat, Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya, Islam, non-violent political change, Islamic radicalism and Muslim radicals.
Video Programs2
SubjectsHistory, World History, Political Science, Social Studies, Asian Studies, Geography, Philosophy, Religions
Supplemental Files3
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2016 Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
MARC Records for ISL
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