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Salafism Goes Global: From the Gulf to the French Banlieues

Mohamed-Ali Adraoui


Salafism has emerged as one of the most visible and questioned faces in contemporary Islam. In many countries, from the East to the West, this fundamentalist vision seeking to restore a version of Islam that is supposed to be pure and unchanged is increasingly successful. This is the case in France, where thousands of Muslims are now dedicated to living this puritanical and fundamentalist religiosity. In connection with some Islamic countries, starting with Saudi Arabia, they appeal to a transnational narrative through which they promote a new face of globalization. Reacting to both political ... More

Keywords: Salafism, France, Gulf, Saudi Arabia, hijra/migration, radical Islam, political Islam, jihadism, fundamentalism, religious globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190062460
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190062460.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohamed-Ali Adraoui, author
Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow, Georgetown University