THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

The relationship of political radicalism and religious extremism: the experience of comparative research

2015. 3, pp. 129-133

Pokhilko Alexander А. - postraduate student, Pyatigorsk state linguistic university, 9 Kalinina st., Pyatigorsk, 357500, Russian Federation, alex_viper90@mail.ru

In the present article the problem of the «Islamic threat» reveals the socio-political origins of «Islamism», analyzes the potential of Islamic teachings as a mobilizing and integrating the social forces represented in the comparative description of the factors showing the relationship of political radicalism and religious extremism, fundamentalism, revealed how evolution irrational phenomena, creating the basis for the modernization of the counter and the democratization of society.

Key words: , , , , , , , , Islamic fundamentalism, international terrorism, the struggle of cultures, Islamism, political radicalism and religious extremism, religious fanaticism, Islamic awakening

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