The Revival of Shia Islam

Source Organization: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life


07/24/2006 - The recent violence in Lebanon and Israel, together with the sectarian strife in Iraq and escalating tensions around Iran's nuclear ambitions, has drawn urgent attention to the resurgence and politicization of Shia Islam in the Middle East.

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life recently invited Vali Nasr, author of a new book, The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape The Future, to address a small group of academics, policy makers and journalists on the subject.

Read the full transcript on the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Web site.

Speaker: Vali Nasr 

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