Fasting For Peace


Posted: February 8, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.

“Syria is a country of 23 million people under martial law since 1963, when the Baath Party, whose ideology combined secular Arab nationalism with socialism, installed a police state,” writes Mohja Kahf, an associate professor at the University of Arkansas. She teaches in the English department and is a faculty member of the UA’s King Fahd Center for Middle East and Religious Studies. She last year authored “Then and Now: The Syrian Revolution to Date” for the Friends for a Nonviolent World. Kahf was born in Syria, coming to the United States when she was 3½ years old.

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Religion, Pages 6 on 02/08/2014