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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 72225–245 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.918320
Published: 01 April 2014
...Amal Elgamal Cinema, or motion pictures, is known as ‘the art of the moving image’. Historically, fine arts have never been prohibited by the three monotheistic religions, but after the emergence of cinema, some religious leaders not only considered it ‘undesirable’ but also called for its outright...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13146–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.46
Published: 01 March 2020
... legislation that can or should be promulgated later. Though the draft prohibits human rights violations, enforces the disclosure of the fate of missing persons and victims of violations, and enshrines non-discrimination between crimes, irrespective of timing, its provisions remain very general and formalistic...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1313–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.3
Published: 01 March 2020
... annul a decree that prohibited foreign investors from holding more than forty-nine percent of the funds in Lebanese banks. The said decree had been designed to curtail the influence of Gulf investors in Lebanese finance. In 1978, Hariri established the Saudi branch of the French construction...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13186–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.86
Published: 01 March 2020
... individuals’ rights in the face of any public authority (equal protection under the law, the prohibition of torture, equal access to judiciary mechanisms, habeas corpus, etc.) to equal participation in public affairs and respect for all human rights, and beyond that, to representational democratic rights...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12417–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.17
Published: 01 December 2019
... meetings, peaceful demonstration, as well as the prohibition of the practice of torture, arbitrary or secret arrest, forced disappearance, etc. The amended constitution specified that the state “is committed to subscribe to the principles, rights and obligations enunciated in international charters and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12483–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.83
Published: 01 December 2019
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 123127–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123008
Published: 03 September 2019
...’ interpretation of religious texts explicitly prohibits any difference of opinion and may reinforce tyranny if the clerics are to call on people to obey the ruler’s orders, providing the ruler with the religious legitimacy needed to hold onto power as long as possible. Moreover, religious fundamentalism can...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12321–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123002
Published: 03 September 2019
... Politics . Princeton : Princeton University Press . Hurriyet . 2018 . “Ankara Slams US Senate Decision to Block F-35 Sales to Turkey.” Hurriyet June 19. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/us-senate-approves-bill-prohibiting-f-35-sales-to-turkey-133475/ . Labs, E. J . 1997 . “Beyond Victory...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 122171–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122009
Published: 02 June 2019
... cleanse the land” of the Bedouin communities. To do so, the Israeli authorities have resorted to various practices that violate basic human rights in order to force the Bedouin communities out of the West Bank. The Israeli authorities have prohibited the development of infrastructure and the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12253–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122003
Published: 02 June 2019
... the skills acquired through secular education, independent reading, and experience ( Borthwick, cited in Antoun 1989 ). The Palestinian issue also figured highly; the arguments brought forward were often related to the land as a “holy land,” and how Israelis were prohibiting Palestinians from...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12225–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122002
Published: 02 June 2019
... prohibit circulation of publications instigating hatred of the political regime, encroaching on the state’s official religion, breaching ethics, encroaching on religions and jeopardizing public peace or raising issues whose publication is prohibited by the provisions of this law.” Article 133 of the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 122105–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122005
Published: 02 June 2019
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1223–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122001
Published: 02 June 2019
... role in the dissemination of previously prohibited, and even unthinkable, views. Thus, the demand for the intervention of colonial and imperial powers in certain countries was rendered a “revolutionary” demand, as some see it, although it was the very definition of treason in the previous stage...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11325–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113002
Published: 03 September 2018
... discrimination against women and to guarantee their full citizenship rights. Despite removing an article that made women’s rights subject to rulings of Islamic law, the constitution did not list “sex” as one of the grounds of prohibiting discrimination ( Human Rights Watch 2012 ). The second instance was when...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-219–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.00001B
Published: 01 March 2018
... and Marrakesh, is possibly the best known in the West. Calligraphy, architecture, poetry, storytelling, story writing, and music flourished across the Arab Islamic empire. The perceived prohibition of painting and sculpture in Islam may be the cause of the striking absence of statues and pictures...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2239–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000014
Published: 01 March 2018
..., stating that Islamic law strictly prohibits the involvement of women in any form of direct warfare ( Baker 2014 ). However, such claims are fallacious given the number of female suicide bombers and attackers who exist in the terrorist domain, though it is worth noting that the centrifugal forces behind...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-291–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.00001A
Published: 01 March 2018
... prohibited ( McGregor 2014 ; Na’as 2012 ). Faisal Krekshi, secretary general of the NFA, reacted to such a move by declaring during an interview that “we do not believe in the ayatollahs, religious guides, or sacred legislators, and the NFA is against the injection of religion into political battles. Islam...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2139–165 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000009
Published: 01 March 2018
... overall society is, in its continuing general nature, a vague culture dominated by religion, ambiguity, and closure, and governed by the constants, references, and old ideologies. Its world is filled with taboos, prohibitions, and inhibitions. Its mind, actions, and reactions are carried with doubts and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104627–632 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1405586
Published: 01 October 2017
... parliamentary labour because executive pos- itions such as ministries, provinces, municipalities or administrative positions in senior man- agement positions in the administrative state structure were prohibited by almost all regimes. Thus, the Brotherhood administrative cadres were found incapable of replacing...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103443–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1343929
Published: 01 July 2017
... on the explicit allotments defined in the Quran. On the other hand, there are contemporary scholars who view the allotments as lower limits and not maxima. Therefore, the Quranic text would prohibit allotting the female heir less than the limit specified. However, nothing prevents her from receiving...