Unlike what many Western pundits think, Saudi Arabia does not represent the “true” Sunni Islam. Even within the country, there are older traditions of Islam that are far more open… read more →
Violent Islamism is not an aberrational accident in Arab and Islamic history. It has always followed the fall of the dominant order.
After the Arab Spring, the rise of Islamists stirred social polarization in many countries. The most potent Islamists today are the jihadists who have seized control of territory through extreme… read more →
Leading Saudi Islamic institutions condemned the attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Irrespective of the popular and military moves against political Islam in Egypt this week, the prospect of establishing an Islamic state in the Arab world has always been extremely unlikely.