Ibrahim Spectral Analysis

  Left               Center          Right                                                      

Left               Center          Right                                                     

 

Below are positions of the Right and Far Right as indicated above in orange and red respectively.

Absolutism

1. the principle or practice of a political system in which un-restricted power is vested in one person,  dictator, king, etc;  a despot:                                                                                                                                                                                                     a political theory that absolute power should be vested in one or more rulers like kings, monarchs, popes, imams,  etc.   religious absolutism manifests itself with attitudes such as,... "the right to change laws  belongs to neither governor nor people, but to wise men who know the laws of interpretation as well as the temporal conditions in which society lives." 

2. absolutism as a philosophy

 any theory which holds that truth or moral or aesthetic value is absolute and universal and not relative to individual or social differences. 

Fundamentalism / Religious / Muslim / Extremist

Religious fundamentalism is defined by many as..”political movements of the extreme right, which in context of globalization manipulate religion in order to achieve their political aims

Fundamentalist denounce secularists and seek to bring politicized religion into all spheres.  They want to police and judge and change the behavior, appearance and comportment of other people of Muslim heritage and identity.  Most importantly, these fundamentalist fear their own internal contradictions so they make war on the internal contradictions of others and those who are not submissive to their critique are viewed as contaminated disbelievers. 

Fundamentalist tend to aim to sharply limit women’s rights although this is most often couched in the soothing language of ‘protectionism and respect’. The goal of a fundamentalist movement is to create a theocracy, but they must dominate women first to keep the system in place.

Sometimes  fundamentalism is seen as the way in which it embraces absolutism and refusing to accept questioning. All well-being lies in the hands of God- or more specifically, in the hands of those who 'pose'  as the ambassadors for God. 

 

Islamism

Islamism is a term used to describe an Islam that ideologizes* religion to create a totalitarian and unchallengeable  political- platform

*In this sense: to turn the comprehensive way of life, Islam, into an ideology for an intolerant political agenda, statements like these below from fundamentalist underscore this idea:  1-“ When we are in power there will be no more elections, because God will be ruling” or this .." 2-The word freedom is a poison put about by Freemasons and Jews, designed to corrupt the world on a grand scale...The idea of popular sovereignty fundamentally contradicts many verses of the Qur'an" 

Secularism

Secularism is the principle of the separation of government institutions from religious institutions and religious dignitaries. One manifestation of secularism is the view that public activities and decisions, especially ‘political’ ones, should be uninfluenced by religious beliefs and/or practices,  which ensures that all religions are protected and can be practiced as dictated by one’s conscience. 

 

Reminder: Allah has encouraged his Ummah to follow the Middle Course :

وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِّتَكُونُواْ شُهَدَاء عَلَى النَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ

عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيدًا

"And thus We have made you a community of the 'middle way'  that you shall witness over the people and the Messenger will be a Witness over you."  (Sura al Baqarah  2: 143)  

For more definitions see Politics 101 / Glossary