Chapter

The Manipulation of Islam

Ofra Bengio

in Saddam's Word

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780195114393
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854523 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195114393.003.0014

Series: Studies in Middle Eastern History

The Manipulation of Islam

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The employment of Islamic themes in Baʿthi discourse has covered the entire gamut from them being ignored in the beginning to their abundant and eventual strident use during the Saddam Husayn regime years later. The Baʿths was dubbed as a “positive spiritual movement” by ʿAflaq. The chapter addresses the point about the interrelation of politics and religion and its effect on the unity of Iraq.

Keywords: politics; religion; Islam; Islamic themes; Iraq; spiritual

Chapter.  8222 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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