Thesis Title

Islamic Fundamentalism: a Threat Analysis

Date of Graduation

Spring 2001

Degree

Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies

Department

Defense and Strategic Studies

Committee Chair

William Van Cleave

Subject Categories

Defense and Security Studies

Abstract

This thesis examines politicization of Islam as a threat to United States' interests. It examines Islamism, its history, and religious underpinnings, and its use as a vehicle for political gain and the pursuit of power. The study analyzes the political objectives of Islamic Fundamentalism, and the leaders and groups behind the Islamic Fundamentalist movement. The study looks at how governments, movements, and transnational groups are using a complex relationship among religion, social programs, political functions, and terrorism to move toward their objectives. The study includes a section dealing with the Islamic Fundamentalist threat to Israel and Israel's unique position as a specific target of Islamic Fundamentalism.

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© Christina Cooper

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