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Muammar al- Qaddafi

(b. 1942)

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Arab Nationalism

Arab Nationalism  

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Defined by an anticolonial ethos and the glorification of origins and history in the face of Western dominance experienced by Arab countries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Aims at ...
Congresses

Congresses  

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Islamic congresses were proposed by late-nineteenth-century Muslim reformists to promote internal reform of Islam and resist Western imperialism. The dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire and abolition ...
Hafez al- Assad

Hafez al- Assad  

(b. 6 Oct. 1930, d. 16 Oct. 2000).President of Syria 1971–2000Early careerBorn in Qardaha into the Alawi sect, he became an officer in the airforce. He joined the Ba'ath Party in the 1950s, and ...
Islamic fundamentalism

Islamic fundamentalism  

A disputed term, widely used in the US and to a lesser extent in Britain to denote any movement to favour strict observance of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Shari'a (Islamic Law). On the ...
James, Daniel

James, Daniel  

(1920–78) air force officer, born in Pensacola, Florida. James was the first black four-star general (1975), and served from the time of his promotion to that rank until shortly before ...
Jean-Bédel Bokassa

Jean-Bédel Bokassa  

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(1921–96)President of the Central African Republic (1966–76); emperor of the Central African Empire (1976–79). After a distinguished career in the French Army, Bokassa became commander-in-chief of ...
Libya

Libya  

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Libya is ending its diplomatic isolation, but democracy is still not on the agendaMost of Libya is a vast barren plain of rocks and sand. The majority of the population live in Tripolitania, in the ...
Nasserism

Nasserism  

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Political movement calling for the liberation of Arabs and all Afro-Asian states colonized or dominated by Western powers, with Egypt playing a key leadership role. Influence grew as Gamal Abdel ...
Nation of Islam

Nation of Islam  

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Heterodox black religious movement in America, based on black nationalism. More than 90 percent of converts are African-Americans. The Nation of Islam was founded in 1930 by Wallace D. Fard. Elijah ...
World Islamic Call Society

World Islamic Call Society  

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Founded in Libya in 1972, the Islamic Call Society, known as the World Islamic Call Society (WICS) since 1982, is entrusted with the task of missionary activity. The Revolutionary Command ...

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