Understanding The Origins Of Pan-Islamism During World War I – Analysis

Eurasia Review


By Wolfgang G. Schwanitz*

(FPRI) -- The German-Ottoman jihadization of Islam during World War I led to the development of the first Sunni theory of Islamism. It called for Islamic lands to run their regions under one global brotherhood and to fight enemies according to Islamic rules. Abd al-Malik Hamza Bey developed the...

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