Islamic extremism is now in Southern Mexico, Latin America and Europe

Islamic extremism is now in Southern Mexico, Latin America and Europe

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ISIS Islamic State (ISIL/IS) Daesh and Al Qaeda in the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America, North America and Europe

Islamic extremism has been defined by the British government as any form of Islam that opposes “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.”[1] Related terms include “Islamist extremism” and Islamism.[2]

On the other hand, many oppose the use of term, fearing it could “de-legitimize” the Islamic faith in general.[3] Some have criticized political rhetoric that associates non-violent Islamism (political Islam) with terrorism under the rubric of “extremism”.[2]

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