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Religion and Politics

Women in International Security Israel Middle East Review, Vol. 2, No. 5, August 2012

26 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2012  

Steven Aiello

Tel Aviv University

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ella Ran

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 5, 2012

Abstract

This edition of the WIIS Israel Middle East Review is themed around religion and politics in the Middle East. Minorities face a new dilemma as political Islam gains popularity, support and power. The first article discusses how the implementation of Shari’a law by the newly established governments in Tunisia and Egypt will affect women and minorities. The next article highlights the predicament of Christians in Syria, and speculates on what the future will hold for this Middle East minority. The journal opens with an interview of Stephen Suleyman Schwartz, Executive Director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism, who offers insights on the growing strength of political Islam that is currently sweeping through the Middle East.

Keywords: Religion, Middle East, Islamism, Christians, Bahrain, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen

Suggested Citation

Aiello, Steven and Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad and Ran, Ella, Religion and Politics (August 5, 2012). Women in International Security Israel Middle East Review, Vol. 2, No. 5, August 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2124743

Steven Aiello (Contact Author)

Tel Aviv University ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel-Aviv, 6997801
Israel

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ella Ran

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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