Wagemakers, Joas
September 2008
Arab Studies Quarterly;Fall2008, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p1
Academic Journal
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how the followers of Salafism, a strict and puritanical branch of Islam, use the concept of al-wala' wa-l-bara' to add structure to their argument that Islam is being threatened. The article focuses on the production of ideas. This article also shows the usefulness of framing as a method to analyze the rhetoric of an Islamic branch that is often considered rigid and inflexible.


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