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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 121–140.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., around the time of World War I and immediately after it. It is strange that Trump in a tweet in mid-January 2019 linked the danger of Mexican immigrants to the United States to Islam, even though the immigrants in question were predominantly Christian. He wrongly alleged that those immigrants were...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (4): 135–158.
Published: 04 December 2018
... attacks on New York and Washington. Huntington created the discourse of “Islam is the enemy” and “Islam is the new bogeyman,” to use Stephen Walt’s analogy. Now, twenty-five years after its publication, this article evaluates whether Huntington’s assumption was correct. Does Islam really represent a...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (2): 237–251.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., namely, through the structure of Muslim theology and laws (sharia) are not successful and lead to impoverishing the richness of both Arab culture and political thought. KEYWORDS Arab culture; Arab political thought; geopolitics; religion; Islam; Arab nationalism; political Islam; Arab Marxism; secularism...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 January 2014
...: firstname.lastname@example.org † This paper was written as part of an ongoing book project to which many social scientists are contributing. © 2014 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2014 Orientalism paradigm Arab Exceptionalism Arab revolts Islam social sciences The internationalization of...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (3): 325–340.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Ridwan Al-Sayyid This paper tackles the relationship between Islam and the state in light of the ongoing revolutions. It focuses on two perspectives: the Islamists' claim that the Shari'a and not the umma (community) are the source of legitimacy in the evolving regimes; and that it is the duty of...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (3): 341–357.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Muhammad Mazouz This paper sets out to disentangle what is discernible from the historical record and the evidence from legendary accounts of the spread of Islam by conquest. It argues that rather than by the sword, Islam came to Spain through the development and succession of ideas. The paper...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2009) 2 (1): 26–37.
Published: 01 January 2009
... has transcended borders and spanned decades and generations. Faḍlallāh's prolific writing has included not only works on Islamic jurisprudence, politics, thought and tradition, but also a complete exegesis of the Qurﺩān as well as diwans of Islamic poetry. Peer, associate, friend and student of some...