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Islamic Fundamentalism

The Quest for the Rights of Muslims in Uganda

by Kazenga P. Tibenderana

Islam remains the minority religion in Uganda, and Muslims have traditionally assumed a subservient position in the society, without institutional and political rights. Whilst their position improved marginally after independence, they are still underrepresented in public life. Meanwhile political Islam or ‘Islamic fundamentalism’ is frequently incendiary and rhetorical.

This book aims to provide an understanding of the rights of Muslims as practised in Uganda. On the one hand, it addresses some of perceptions, misconceptions and controversies around the cultural practices of Islam. On the other hand, it exposes the complexity of radical Islam, and the blurring between religion and the state. It also considers Ugandan Muslims’ own perceptions of their culture and rights. Overall, the study aims to contribute to a more harmonious co-existence between Muslims and Christians in a modern, democratic and secular African state.

ISBN 9789970025725 | 168 pages | 216 x 140 mm | B/W Illustrations | 2006 | Fountain Publishers, Uganda | Paperback




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