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Arabs and Secularism

... temporal and spiritual. All those facts and lessons of complex and conflicting. It need to assess and interpret and analyze within the Arab world. In this context, happened a lot of discussion and dialogue under headings and different names: Arabism and Islam.Islam and modernity.Islam between the ego and the other.Islam between the past and the future.Islam between intellectual comfort and among various other ideas: nationalism, Christianism, liberalism, Marxism , technological, democracy, human rights ...


A Journey Through Shari'a Law: Justifying Jihad and Punishment

Review: “Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari’a Law” by Sadakat Kadri’ At a time when extremist groups such as the Islamic State that claim to be seeking Islamic rule in the Middle East threaten global stability, the world is becoming more and more suspicious of Islam itself. Some have gone as far as to suggest that the Shari'a law which extremists seem to have instrumentalized ...


The Mediapolitics of ISIS: Destruction As Ressentiment

In May 2016, Russia’s Mariinsky Theater orchestra held a classical music performance in the historic city of Palmyra, which had been retaken by the Syrian government after it suffered devastation from the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The concert has become yet another step in the new political race of the 21st century: a battle where new methods of making political points complement traditional ways of fighting and propaganda. It would not be an overstatement to say ...


Grand Mufti of Syria at RIAC

... that Russian operation in Syria was somewhat belated against the Syrian expectations, underlining the dangers for Russia and its Muslim regions emanating from the radical ideology. He expressed concern over the competition between various schools of Islam for influence on Russian Muslims on the scholar, clerical and grassroots level. The participants exchanged opinions on key issues of the Middle East and Syria developments, as well as on the interethnic and interfaith dialogue. The Grand Mufti was ...


Arabian Gulf & Cultural Dimension: As an Influential Force in Determining Interests

... witness clash of cultures". Based on this we can be explained: how can use of cultural dimension in order to achieve the interests of the major powers in the Gulf? This happens through two-way: 1.The nature of the relationship between the West and Islam. 2. The nature of the relationship between the Islamic currents.A- The nature of the relationship between the West and Islam. There are strategic interests of major countries in the region. And the factors: Economic, Security, Political, are determined ...


Charlie Hebdo: Take a Side

... confirmed recently that at least 930 French nationals are fighting for the jihad abroad. Even more importantly, their accent and knowledge of the French language betray that they probably originate from inside France. Pointing in the direction of Islamic extremism, only presumably at the moment of this writing, there are the accounts of witnesses who heard the shooters yell “Allahu Akbar” and “We will avenge the Prophet”, and they even identified themselves as Al-Qaida ...


Expert Meeting on Islam at RIAC

On October 28, 2014, RIAC held expert meeting "Islam in Russia and Post-Soviet Space: Demography, Ideological Trends, and Politics" with participation of RIAC Deputy Program Director Timur Makhmutov, Assistant Professor of the Department for Modern Russian History at Russian State University ...


Shiites and Sunnis: The Danger of Major War from Syria to Pakistan

... fact that many Syrian Christians had started to leave the country. One phrase from his opening speech has certainly caught the attention of many people as well as specialists, “When it comes to renewed consideration of the Syrian crisis, intra-Islamic conflicts have become more and more dangerous. However, they cannot be allowed to escalate.” [1] The War in Syria Only Helps Extremists At issue here are disagreements between Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims. This split in Islam took place ...


Working Meeting “The Islamic Factor in Contemporary World Politics”

On March 13, 2014 RIAC held a working meeting “The Islamic Factor in Contemporary World Politics” opened by RIAC President Igor Ivanov, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov and Director of MGIMO Center for Partnership of Civilizations Veniamin Popov. The event was attended by analysts from MGIMO-University,...


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