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Ritual and rationality

If you are a Shia, by virtue of birth or if you adhere to Shia theological dictates, you find yourself in a rather tight spot. Anti-Shia bigotry is at an all-time high. Everybody is suddenly curious as to why the Shias self-flagellate (beat up ... The Nation Pakistan, 1 month ago

Primer On The Alawites In Syria Analysis

By Devin Trivedi* ( FPRI ) — The Syrian conflict has captured the attention of the world. Currently, at least 470,000 Syrians have been killed , and 13.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance. Additionally, more than 11 million people ...
 Eurasia Review2 days ago Primer on the Alawites in Syria  Foreign Policy Research Institute3 days ago

Today in History; Ali Shariati, sociology of religion was born.

Biography Ali Shariati (Ali masharati) was born in 1933 in Kahak (a village in Mazinan), a suburb of Sabzevar, found in northeastern Iran.[4] His father's family were clerics. His father, Mohammad-Taqi, was a teacher and Islamic scholar, who ...
 IranNewsDaily1 week ago

Christmas and Easter celebrations banned in Saudi expat schools

Riyadh is regularly criticised by rights groups for restrictions on civil and religious freedoms, particularly towards its Shia population but previously international schools could commemorate events like Christmas and Easter Saudi Arabia's ...
 Al-Araby Al-Jadeed2 weeks ago
Modern Tokyo Times

An Unwinnable War: The Houthis, Saudi Arabia and the Future of Yemen

Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Michael Horton The Jamestown Foundation Saudi Arabia and its allies are engaged in an unwinnable war in Yemen. The Saudi-led campaign called Operation Decisive Storm began in March 2015 with the aim of ...
 Modern Tokyo Times2 weeks ago Iran and the war in Yemen  Masress.com1 month ago How Iran can ease war in Yemen - and get one over on Saudi Arabia  Middle East Eye1 month ago

Al-Khawaja's 2009 Ashura Speech: The Ruling Gang in US Cable

Islam Times - The Chargé d'Affaires at the United States Embassy in Bahrain, Christopher Henzel, sent a cable, classified as confidential, to the US State Department on January 13, 2009. Wikileaks; however, disclosed this document in 2010. The ...
 Islam Times2 weeks ago

Muharram mourning traditions in different lands (Part 24)

Welcome to the 24th part of the 40-plus episodes of a new and interesting series titled Muharram mourning traditions in different lands that we started broadcasting as of October 15 on a daily basis, to commemorate the heartrending tragedy of ...
 Pars Today3 weeks ago

Fracture Lines: The Evaluating the Possibility of a Sectarian Future for Syria

Abstract The purpose of this report is to evaluate and estimate whether Syria will fragment into ethnic or religion-based cantons with Alawi, Druze, and Kurdish minorities governing sections of the country during the summer and fall of 2013.
 Small Wars Journal3 weeks ago

Yemen and Syria: fearful symmetry

Russia used its veto power on the UN Security Council Oct. 8 to kill a French-backed resolution demanding an immediate endto air-strikes on besieged Aleppo . Venezuela, shamefully ( but not surprisingly ), also voted against it.This was the fifth ...
 World War 4 Report1 month ago
Eurasia Review

Fight For The Alawites: Russia-Iran Rivalry Behind Syrian Civil War Analysis

By Alexis Amini Tehran and Moscow's disagreement over Assad's fate following the Syria n civil war should be seen as just one flashpoint within a broader Russian-Iranian competition over the Syrian Alawite community. Indeed, since a potential ...
 Eurasia Review1 month ago
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