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Salafism in Yemen and Saudi Arabia

January 14, 2012

The formulation of an alternative narrative of the emergence of Salafism was tantamount to an attempt to rescue part of history, in its social and political transformations, from the exclusive influence and control of the state and its meta-discourse. In order to do just that, it was necessary to banish the mechanical and self-serving narratives of nations, history and their interests, replacing it with an approach focused on social recompositions and aggregations of individual practice.

From the excellent Salafism in Yemen, which I have just finished reading and thoroughly recommend.

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