Religion expert Charles Kimball explains key points of Islam, including the meaning of "jihad," the differences between fundamentalist and extremist Islam, and the Koran's stance on suicide.
Lecture by Daniel Pipes.
An article by Macksood Aftab explaining why it is not fair or valid to use the term when referring to extremist and terrorist groups, or true moderate Islamic revivalist movements.
An article from 1998 addressing judging Islam by the acts of a few, the meaning of "jihad," and the media's role in misunderstanding Islam. Includes Muslim responses to the attack on the US and the Islamic verdict on hijacking, kidnapping, and suicide bombings.
Bruce W. Nelan examines the primarily peaceful Islamic revivalist movement and the radicals' use of violence and terrorism on Arab states that are seen as straying from the religious path.
Movement for the renewal of Islam founded by Dr. Israr Ahmad in Pakistan. Includes articles, online magazines, news, information about their activities, and a FAQ.
An introduction to Islamism and its political manifestations; a Wikipedia article.
Organization seeking to restore the political establishment of Islamic law. Includes information on their principles, publications, activities, and international contacts.
Definition, central motifs, and general characteristics.
A collection of articles on the development and history of Islamic fundamentalism by David Zeidan, a research consultant in Middle Eastern and Islamic Affairs.