Islam and resistance: Hamas, ideology and Islamic values in Palestine

Dunning, Tristan (2015) Islam and resistance: Hamas, ideology and Islamic values in Palestine. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 8 2: 284-305. doi:10.1080/17539153.2015.1042304


Author Dunning, Tristan
Title Islam and resistance: Hamas, ideology and Islamic values in Palestine
Journal name Critical Studies on Terrorism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1753-9153
1753-9161
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17539153.2015.1042304
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 284
End page 305
Total pages 22
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract This article investigates the historical evolution, values and Islamic reference points of Hamas. A product of fieldwork in the Middle East in 2009–2010, it allows Palestinian Islamists and their supporters to explain their views on Islam, whilst analysing the implications of these in regards to Hamas’ wider programme of resistance. Interviews and surveys, as well as Hamas’ ongoing use of Islamic terminology and the Islamisation of the Gaza Strip, reveal that religion remains intertwined with the movement’s political and social activities. Secular analyses clearly demarcating political and religious spheres in such cases are inadequate. The interpretation of Islamic values is not immutable, however, but rather part of a dynamic process subject to evolution and change.
Keyword Hamas
Islamism
Palestine
Resistance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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