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Velvet JihadMuslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism$
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Faegheh Shirazi

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033549

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033549.001.0001

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Velvet Jihad

Faegheh Shirazi

University Press of Florida

In the “velvet revolution” in 1989, the Slovaks and the Czechs were able to peacefully triumph over communism. The link between a democratic revolution and the efforts of Muslim activists to weaken Islamic radicalism became clear while this book was still in progress. Professor Martin Matustik's “From ‘Velvet Revolution’ to ‘Velvet Jihad’?” led the author to look into the similarities of both movements, and the said revolution is characterized as a “regime change without a democratic political deficit” since it represented the democratic revolution's ideal in spite of how it sought economic democracy. The Arabic word jihad was initially intended to portray an internal spiritual struggle. However, it is used today to refer to a forceful imposition of a brand of Islam through invoking God's name.

Keywords:   Czechs, Slovaks, velvet revolution, jihad, Islam, Martin Matustik

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