September 30, 2011

Arab Activists Vie to Define Islamic State

Shadid & Kirkpatrick, New York Times

AP Photo

By force of this year’s Arab revolts and revolutions, activists marching under the banner of Islam are on the verge of a reckoning decades in the making: the prospect of achieving decisive power across the region has unleashed an unprecedented debate over the character of the emerging political orders they are helping to build.

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TAGGED: Islamist, Middle East, Arab

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