Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2016

264 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190233143

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The New Sectarianism

The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide

Geneive Abdo

  • Argues religion has a role in the conflict among Shi'a and Sunni Muslims, not just politics, as media reports and analysts emphasize
  • Demonstrates how Sunni-Shi'a tension has overtaken the broader conflict between Muslims and the West and the conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis
  • Examines how religion is utilized for political purposes, and how it is perceived and practiced by Muslims
  • Argues that sectarianism poses a threat to regional states and stakeholders in the wider world, including the United States and its allies

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