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Radical Islam: A Historical Perspective - Extended Interviews

In the series Radical Islam: A Historical Perspective - Extended Interviews, top Islamic scholars from across the world provide in-depth analysis of the origins of radical Islam.
Juan E. Campo, PhD - Part OneRunning Time: 0:24:00

In Part One, Dr. Campo begins with an account of the origins of Islam and Muhammad and its major tenets, such as the sharia. He then provides an historical perspective of Islam’s spread across the globe with an emphasis on the Ottoman Empire.

Juan E. Campo, PhD - Part TwoRunning Time: 0:25:00

Dr. Campo turns his attention in Part Two to a history of Islamic reform movements.  He then concludes with an analysis of modern day radical Islamic movements including terrorist groups Hamas, al-Qaeda and ISIS.

Nader Hashemi, PhDRunning Time: 0:36:00

Dr. Hashemi gives us his contextual and historical account of the rise of radical Islam in the Middle East. He makes his case by describing the phenomenal 1400 year rise of Muhammad's religion of Islam’s spread across the globe. Then he draws your attention to the oppressive European colonization of the Middle East after World War I. Next he describes the hundred year history of the many failed secular reform movements that tried to address the social and political injustices of colonial rulers and despotic dictators supported by the west. He then explains how secular reform.

Shireen T. Hunter, PhDRunning Time: 0:19:00

Dr. Hunter begins with the denunciation of the belief that Islam is inherently violent. She then gives us an historical account of how sectarian radical Islamists replaced secular reform movements during the 20th century. She concludes with her prediction for the future of radical Islam.

Sherman A. Jackson, PhD - Part OneRunning Time: 0:28:00

Dr. Jackson begins Part One by differentiating between fundamental and radical Islamic movements. He then gives us an historical account of the rise of Islam leading to the question about Islam being an inherently violent religion. He then moves on to one of the earliest radical reform movements: Wahhabism.

Sherman A. Jackson, PhD - Part TwoRunning Time: 0:32:00

In Part Two, Dr. Jackson looks at the main factor that has historically contributed to the rise of radical Islam - the European colonial occupation of Muslim lands. He then takes up many of the lesser-known factors contributing to present-day radical Islamist movements, including al-Qaeda and ISIS.

Video Programs6
SubjectsHistory, World History, Philosophy, Religions
Supplemental Files2
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2016 Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc.
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
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