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Varisco, Daniel Martin. "The tragedy of a comic: Fundamentalists crusading against fundamentalists." Contemporary Islam 1. (2007): 207–30. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1007/s11562-007-0019-6
BibTeX citation key: Varisco2007
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Categories: General
Keywords: "The Prophet", Chick. Jack T., Religion, USA
Creators: Varisco
Collection: Contemporary Islam
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Christian Fundamentalists used to read the apocalyptic scenario through the “red” filter of communism, but since the 1980s the target has shifted to the “green tide” of Islam. One of the more colorful Fundamentalist diatribes against Islam is cartoon evangelist Jack Chick’s The Prophet, a comic book that calls Islam a Satanic plot hatched by the Catholic church. This article examines the rhetoric of Christian Fundamentalist diatribe against Islam in light of apocalyptic scenarios drawn out of biblical prophecy. Chick’s comic and the millenarian Hal Lindsay’s The Late Great Planet Earth are placed in the context of doctrinal attacks on Islam in medieval Christendom. In tracing the usage of “Islamic fundamentalism,” I argue that the term “fundamentalism” is problematic for cross-cultural studies of religious expression and movements.
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