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The School Of Systems and Logistics
“An Expatriate’s Perspective
of the Middle East”
26 February 2003
Dr. Jan Muczyk
S t r e n g t h T h r o u g h E d u c a t i o n
When generalizing to the Middle East or the Islamic world, one needs to be very careful:
With the split between the Sunni and Shia being the most pronounced:
Again, none of these is Arabic.
In the Middle East, it is difficult to separate culture from religion:
Western critics of the Arab world have noted repeatedly that the only democracy in the Middle East is modern Israel
However, according to traditions established by the early Caliphs--successors to Mohammed, and either his close friends or relatives: