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This edition: Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Shaping the World

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 1, 2016.

First aired: February 5, 2017.

Brookings Institution’s Shadi Hamid says that though many hope that Islam will follow the same trajectory as Christianity and the West — a reformation and eventually secularization — he has come to the reluctant conclusion that the religion will be resistant to these forces for a long time to come. Why is Islam “exceptional” in this way?

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Shadi Hamid Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution

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