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(RNS) The conflict between secularists and Islamists is generating a new religious dialogue about the role of religion in politics, as political leaders in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan side with the Egyptian military and secularists.

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  1. Nalliah Thayabharan

    Arab Politics is very complex. Iran supports Hamas and Hamas backs Muslim Brotherhood. President Barack Obama supports Muslim Brotherhood but Hamas is against President Barack Obama. Turkey and Gulf States including Saudi & Qatar are against President Bashar Hafez al-Assad. But Turkey supports Muslim Brotherhood and is against General Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi . But General Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi is backed by Gulf States including Saudi & Qatar. Gulf States including Saudi & Qatar support President Barack Obama but President Bashar Hafez al-Assad and General Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisiare are against Muslim Brotherhood. Welcome to Arab Politics

  1. […] Political Islam on the defensive across the Middle East (Religion News Service) The backlash against Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt comes as secular forces across the Middle East are rising up in opposition to political Islam. Divisions reach from top leaders to the street. Political leaders in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan have sided with the Egyptian military and secularists who backed the July 3 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. […]

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