Salafism After The Arab Awakening by Cavatorta Francesco Merone Fabio
One of the most interesting consequences of the Arab awakening has been the central role of Salafists in a number of countries. In particular there seems to have been a move away from traditional quietism towards an increasing degree of politicisation. The arrival on the political scene of Salafist parties in Egypt Tunisia and Yemen as well as the seemingly growing desire of Salafists in other Arab countries to enter institutional politics through the creation of political parties high- lights quite clearly the debates and divisions on how to react to the awakening within Salafist circles. This book examines in detail how Salafism both theologically and politically is contending with the Arab uprisings across a number of countries. The focus is primarily on what kind of politicisation if any has taken place and what forms it has adopted. As some of the contributions make clear politicisation does not necessarily diminish the role of jihad or the influence of quietism revealing tensions and struggles within the complex world of Salafism.