İyad el-Baghdadi is a writer, entrepreneur, and human rights activist who attained international prominence during the Arab Spring.
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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...
@cantadd @sexygirl798 All religious conflicts are actually about politics, not theology. Book suggestion: – source
@StudentMENA I don't really have one honestly. The only book I read every day is the Qur'an. – source
@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
@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