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The Saudi 'ulama and the Syrian Civil War

Ismail, Raihan

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The Syrian conflict has strongly exacerbated regional sectarianism. This chapter examines the rhetoric of Saudi ‘ulama (clerics) against Shi’ism and Syria’s minority Alawite regime. Potentially influential as a conservative force against Islamist radicalism, ‘ulama of different persuasions (establishment, non-establishment, traditionalist, or progressive) are caught between opposition to regime oppression of Syria’s Sunnis and the politically motivated desire not to be seen supporting radical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/265437
Book Title: The Arab World and Iran: A turbulent region in transition
DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-55966-1_6

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