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Differences within Islam

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Ahmad Moussalli, a professor at the American University of Beirut has written a short essay to help the reader understand the differences between “opposing trends in modern Islamic thought that are normally and mistakenly lumped together as Islamism, fundamentalism, salafism, neo-salafism, Wahhabism, jihadism, political Islam, Islamic radicalism and others.”

Read his essay (PDF) online.

Also, Juan Cole, a historian on the Middle East, was recently interviewed on a similar subject, following the publication of his book, “Engaging the Muslim World.”

The interview was conducted on Riz Khan’s program:

Part 1

Part 2

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