How States Can Wield ‘Official Islam’ to Limit Radical Extremism

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Lawrence Rubin, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, wrote the Washington Post, November 3, article “How States Can Wield ‘Official Islam’ to Limit Radical Extremism.” The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is part of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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In a recent interview, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made headlines with a striking claim that he will try to return his country to “moderate Islam” as part of his broader reform efforts. Though it is unclear what, if any, tangible changes this will produce, his remarks are part of a growing trend among leaders in the Arab world to use elements of the state-sponsored religious establishment, or “official Islam,” to counter extremist ideologies. 

For the full article visit the Washington Post website.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP)

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Institute and Campus
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Islam, moderate, reform, religious
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  • Created On: Nov 8, 2017 - 11:46am
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