Arab World’s Rising Tides of Secularism

Kuwaiti activist Nasser Dashti confronts the hypocrisy of Salafi/Wahhabi critiques of ISIS and its ideology live on Kuwaiti television. Further, he has the bravery to call for the removal of religion from public life in a country where leaving Islam is punishable by death.

Many Reports have documented the growing undercurrent of disillusionment with Theocracy in the Gulf States. And with the rise of social media, these groups and activists have become more visible and outspoken despite the obvious dangers, exemplified by the End Male Guardianship Campaign led by Saudi Women this year.


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Conor Boyle

Law graduate Trinity College Dublin 2017; Editorial & Marketing at Intelligence Squared. All views expressed here are my own! If you'd like to write for The Conversation Room email:

4 thoughts on “Arab World’s Rising Tides of Secularism”

  1. In VERITAS The Pharmacological Endgame, I deal extensively the religious issue and the need of harmonization in the Islam world to foster progress and humanity.
    Moreover, peace and fraternity among Sunnies and Shiites Muslims are essentials to move forward economies and societies in an orderly and peaceful manner.

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  2. This is inspiring, terrifying, and everything in between. I am thankful that there is debate though… a positive direction for all. Thanks again for the very thought-provoking posts.

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