By Mehran Kamrava
From the autumn of the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Spring, this thoroughly revised and up-to-date variation of Mehran Kamrava’s vintage treatise at the making of the modern heart East continues to be crucial interpreting for college kids and basic readers who are looking to achieve a greater figuring out of this varied sector.
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Kazzar invited the . . Minister of Defence, and . . the Minister of Interior . . to a ‘banquet’. . 3 However, the plot went awry when the plane was delayed, and Kazzar made an unsuccessful dash for the border, shooting his hostages en route. A week later, the government announced that Kazzar and 35 followers had been tried, convicted and executed. Hassan al-Mutayri was among the 35. Had Mithal accepted the position of Hassan’s deputy, there is no way he could have avoided taking part in the coup, and he would surely have been the thirty-sixth victim of Saddam’s retribution.
You want a friend, a sister, a cousin, whatever,” she said. “It is not my problem anymore. ” The Protester · 35 Her unyielding stand was not because she had developed any ambivalence toward the marriage. Quite the contrary, she was heartbroken. “I had a very good life with him,” she reflects. “My kids were the happiest kids in the [extended] family. . ” Nonetheless, despite her anguish, she would not accept being part of a harem. He agreed to grant the divorce, and she told him how she wanted it done: I asked him to go to the Sunni court because it is fast.
On the other hand, “When men start to threaten to get married again, most likely they will not do it. It is a cultural thing. ” That, of course, was not what she was truly feeling, but she would not beg him to stay. “I wanted to keep my dignity,” she recalls. Through the balance of 2005, Wajeha and Amin quarreled about his plans. He protested that in the past when he had spoken about taking another wife, she had always told him she would not mind. She explained that she always thought he was kidding—and so was she.
The Modern Middle East: A Political History Since the First World War (3rd Edition) by Mehran Kamrava