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From ‘Traditionalist’ Islam To ‘Modern’ Islamist Nationalism: Ideology In The Afghan Taleban - CRSS BLOG
The Taleban’s ideology has transformed over the past two decades. While the movement once typified a ‘traditionalist’ Islam – that is, it sought to articulate and defend a particular concept of Islam found in southern Pashtun villages – it is now, in its insurgency phase, closer to forms of political Islam espoused in the Arab …