Leading Article: The Arab World's Problems Are More Fundamental Than Religion
At first glance the slaughter in Luxor seems triumphant vindication of the Huntington thesis. A few years ago, Professor Samuel of that name, of Harvard University, wrote a celebrated book predicting that after the demise of Communism, conflicts would be generated by clashes between civilisations, first and foremost between the Christian West and Islam. And now 58 Swiss, German, British and Japanese tourists have been gunned down by Islamic fundamentalists in the Valley of the Kings, just when the Arab world is seething at America's refusal to bring Israel to heel, and the firepower of USS Nimitz and George Washington is pointed squarely in the direction of Saddam Hussein. Are …
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Publication information: Article title: Leading Article: The Arab World's Problems Are More Fundamental Than Religion. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: November 19, 1997. Page number: 22. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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