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posted 28 July 2004 08:37 PM      Profile for liminal        Edit/Delete Post
In previous threads, posters like Cueball and Coyote reiterated that they had some knowledge regarding Arab secularism, so I thought it might yield an interesting theme for a thread.

What are its origins? Where did it succeed and where did it fail? Was it elitist or was it popular? Is Arab secularism inherently associated with the Left, or has it found a niche within the Right? Given the current trend of veering away from it, as in Egypt and lately in Iraq, is it possible that Arab countries that chose a theocratic approach would adopt (or re-adopt) secularism one day? What are the challenges it faces? (and many more questions)

Keep in mind that this thread deals with secularism in the Arab world, not the Muslim world, so Iran and Pakistan would not be germane.

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posted 28 July 2004 08:42 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Calling me out, are ya? Ok, lim. Gimme 24 hours to re-acquaint myself with some materials and find some ready web resources so everyone can play along, and i'll be with you.
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