<![CDATA[Opinion]]> http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation en_US en_US Asian Five Nations: Singapore ideal model for impatient UAE’s rugby federation http://www.thenational.ae/sport/rugby/asian-five-nations-singapore-ideal-model-for-impatient-uaes-rugby-federation Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:55:56 GMT EE8464E1-0758-4179-931F-768B5FC83995 2014-04-24T21:55:56Z All-Emirati clash in Asian Champions League has silver lining http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/sport-comment/all-emirati-clash-in-asian-champions-league-has-silver-lining Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:25:06 GMT 1F6769A4-A3FB-4752-A5F6-D11019506EF2 2014-04-24T21:25:06Z How to inoculate the Arab Spring countries against extremist groups http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/how-to-inoculate-the-arab-spring-countries-against-extremist-groups Several Arab writers have highlighted the crisis of political Islam and rise of violence in the region after the Arab Spring.

In an opinion piece carried by the Sharjah-based newspaper Al Khaleej, Abdelilah Belqziz observed that as political Islam has reached a deadlock in the Arab world, amid extremism, violence, power struggle and failure in office, some commentators are envisaging a “different political Islam” akin to that of Turkey.

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