September 3, 2012
Islam and Politics Collide in Mideast
HA Hellyer, The National
This is a new era for these countries. The autocratic leaders are gone. Religion, however, is not going anywhere, and neither are the Islamists. Neither, however, are the secular parties, and the more mainstream religious establishment. On these questions about the interplay of religion, politics and policy, these other groups need to develop answers at this critical time. Otherwise, the answers will be provided for them.
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