The Rise of the Kharijite and Their Influences on the Contemporary Islamist Extremist Groups
Dr Hussein Muhammed Saleh Rahim

Today, several extremist groups in the name of Islam have emerged in the Middle East which seem to be carrying the ideology of an extremist group called =Kharijite‘ that grew during the early days of the Muslim societies. This article aims to examine to what extent Kharijite‘s ideology, despite a time difference of fourteen centuries, is still inspiring the contemporary extremist groups. This article proposes to answer the following questions: How Kharijite emerged and created their characteristics and ideology, how Kharijite ideology survived throughout Muslim generations one after another until now, and to what extent are contemporary Islamist groups implementing the Kharijite‘s ideology.

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