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İyad el-Baghdadi


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İyad el-Baghdadi is a writer, entrepreneur, and human rights activist who attained international prominence during the Arab Spring.
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The Myth of Religious Violence
Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict
William T. Cavanaugh - Sep 03, 2009
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The idea that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies, from limits on the public role of religion to efforts to promote liberal democracy in the Middle East. William T. Cavanaugh challenges this conventional wisdom by examin...
İyad el-Baghdadi
Jun 13, 2021
@cantadd @sexygirl798 All religious conflicts are actually about politics, not theology. Book suggestion:      source
The Qur'an
M. A. S. Abdel Haleem - Jun 15, 2008 (first published in 650)
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One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of Islam. Yet despite the growing interest in Islamic teachings and culture, ther...
İyad el-Baghdadi
Jul 15, 2020
@StudentMENA I don't really have one honestly. The only book I read every day is the Qur'an.      source
Two Sisters
A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad
Åsne Seierstad - Apr 09, 2019 (first published in 2016)
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The riveting true story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them homeTwo Sisters, by the international bestselling author �sne Seierstad, tells the unforgettable story of a family divided by faith. Sadiq and Sara, Somali immigrants raising a family in Norway, one day discover that their teenage daughters, ...
İyad el-Baghdadi
Sep 12, 2019
@AsneSeierstad While we're at it, Åsne's book is awesome and you should read it regardless the language. It tells the real story of two Somali-Norwegian sisters who joined ISIS, as their distraught father tried to cross into Syria to bring them back. Get it here:      source
Fields of Blood
Religion and the History of Violence
Karen Armstrong - Sep 15, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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With a new postscriptIn these times of rising geopolitical chaos, the need for mutual understanding between cultures has never been more urgent. Religious differences are seen as fuel for violence and warfare. In these pages, one of our greatest writers on religion, Karen Armstrong, amasses a sweeping history of humankind to explore the perceived c...
İyad el-Baghdadi
May 16, 2019
@DaveHerroon Very few conflicts are actually *about* religion. Religion is used to construct narratives of conflict, after the conflict has already been seeded. Here's a great book on that:      source