[GDC] A Special Lecture on Violence and Religion in the Middle East
Monday, February 18, 2019 10:00-11:30
Room 406, Research and Lecture Bldg., Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Ali Akbar Alikhani, Associate Professor, Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran
The Religious Roots of Violence in the Middle East
Violence in the Middle East has different internal and external roots. The internal roots can be divided into two categories: first, the religious roots that originate mainly in various Islamic groups and denominations that use violence in the name of Islam and claim divine motives. Second, the violence that occurs because of political, social, ethnic or other reasons. The latter are also linked to Islamic motives in order to absorb and amplify their forces and capabilities. Therefore, the most significant characteristics of conflicts in the Middle East is mixed with religious and Islamic motives. In this research-based lecture, only the Islamic roots of violence will be discussed.
This event is open to all TUFS-affiliated students and faculty members.
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