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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Botros Salib
 
First Name:
Maged
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Religion and Politics in the Middle East
 
Paper Proposal Text :
This paper aims to gain insight into future political scenarios of Egypt by analyzing the Islamic political and religious ideologies in conjunction with their political strategies in the Gulf Area and Egypt. It portrays the relationship between religion and politics in the Middle East in general, and Egypt in specific. In further analysis, it explores the ideology and the literature of the Islamic Ruling Model based on a comparative analysis of the major Islamic political sects: the Revolutionary, Traditionalist, Modernist, and the Secularist. The paper argues that the issue of the Muslim Brotherhood is a cause of several persistent crises among the Gulf States, and between Egypt and one of the Gulf States. It also argues that religion was repeatedly manipulated in politics not only by all political leaders in Egypt, but also by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) Movement since its inception in 1928. It specifically examines the pragmatic MB strategies to formulate a tailored-made Islamic ruling model suitable to the Egyptian socio-political settings and fulfills the mega strategies of the movement.

 
 
 

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