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1 Contemporary Issues

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5 Fascism A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism

6 Islamo-fascism The use of Islam as a cover for totalitarian ideology. This radical phenomenon is embodied among Sunni Muslims today by such fundamentalists as the Saudi-financed Wahhabis, and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. In the ranks of Shia Muslims, it is exemplified by Hezbollah in Lebanon and the clique around President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran The use of Islam as a cover for totalitarian ideology. This radical phenomenon is embodied among Sunni Muslims today by such fundamentalists as the Saudi-financed Wahhabis, and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. In the ranks of Shia Muslims, it is exemplified by Hezbollah in Lebanon and the clique around President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran

7 Characteristics of Fascism Individuals only have value as part of the whole

8 What is Religious Fundamentalism?

9 Koran Bible Talmud Bible Koran Talmud Fundamentalism refers to a belief in the infallibility, and literal interpretation, of a doctrine or holy book

10 Jewish Fundamentalism He was the first Prime Minister of Israel born in the Land of Israel, the only Prime Minister to be assassinated(1995), and the second to die in office.

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12 Christian Fundamentalism- The Amish

13 Christian Fundamentalism

14 Islamic Fundamentalism

15 Ashoura Holiday commemorating the death of Muhammad's grandson Husayn

16 Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu “You don’t want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs. When the wide- eyed believer gets hold of the reins of power and the weapons of mass death, then the entire world should start worrying, and that is what is happening in Iran.”

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