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An intellectual earthquake in the Middle East

Ideas are circulating in places like Kuwait and Saudi Arabia that indicate a tectonic shift.

During recent months, pubic and media concentration on viruses and politicians (I will refrain from commenting on the similarities between the two) has caused little attention to be paid to other significant developments, such as the Turkish-Russian confrontation over the Syrian offensive in Idlib province.

One of these developments, of potentially major significance, is the increase in published comments by non-clerical intellectuals in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE, Oman and Egypt attacking radical Islam, the Jihadist mentality and praising Western values and practices.

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