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Arab spring, IS and democracy

Akhmetova, Elmira (2015) Arab spring, IS and democracy. New Straits Times. p. 17. ISSN 0126-6675

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The emergence of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – ISIS - at the tail end of Arab Spring confirmed once again that the import of Western democracy to the Middle Eastern and North Africa (MENA) is not a cure to the deeply-rooted sociopolitical problems of that region. Numerous Muslim thought leaders and governments have denounced the ISIS brutalities as being anti-Islamic and antithetical to the core principles of the religion. Yet, the self-styled leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, claims global authority of the Muslim ummah in the manner of the caliphs of old.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 7311/45085
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arab spring, democracy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JX International law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr Elmira Akhmetova
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 09:19
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2016 08:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45085

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