From Islamic Rhetoric to a Vision of Apocalypse

Ofra Bengio

in Saddam's Word

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780195114393
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854523 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Middle Eastern History

From Islamic Rhetoric to a Vision of Apocalypse

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This chapter cites the three major events in Saddam Husayns life that greatly changed his concept of religion. One was the death of Khomeini, another was the death of ʿAflaq, and the third was the collapse of the eastern European regimes. These three events signaled a collapse of an ideology in his mind. His actions and decisions after the events are described.

Keywords: concept of religion; ideology; Saddam Husayn; death; collapse

Chapter.  5163 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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