Gian-Luca Everettoffline

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Is Wahhabism responsible for atheism in the Arab World?

Wahhabism is an Islamic doctrine named after author Mohammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92) in Najd, Saudi Arabia. Incidentally, ibn Abd al-Wahhab began a reformist movement that...

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Introspection: did Arabs “colonise” North Africa?

Colonialism remains a contested concept: there exists no widespread agreement amongst academics upon what it should be properly defined as. Activity that could be called...

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Demography: are North Africans really “Arabs”?

1. Background In August 2017, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi confirmed that his government would be pushing ahead with new laws that would allow women...

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Sunni-Shia sectarianism before and after Britain’s invasion of Iraq

On the morning of February 22, 2006, a series of bombs brought one of Shia Islam’s holiest sites, al-Askari Mosque, crashing to the ground....

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