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Arabs Without God: Atheism and Freedom of Belief in the Middle East

By Brian Whitaker

In a region where the influence of religion is almost inescapable, growing numbers of Arabs are claiming a right to believe – or disbelieve – as they see fit. 

This ground-breaking book looks at the factors that lead them to abandon religion and the challenges non-believers pose for governments and societies that claim to be organised according to the will of God. 

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Italian edition now available; Arabic edition in preparation

  

What's Really Wrong with the Middle East  
Brian Whitaker, 2009

 

Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East
Brian Whitaker, 2006, 2011 (updated)

 

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The Birth of Modern Yemen

An e-book by Brian Whitaker exploring Yemen's political development since unification of north and south in 1990.

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An open door to the Arab world

  

The GNRD scandal: special investigation

For more than nine months al-bab has been investigating the Global Network for Rights and Development, a strange but extremely well funded human rights organisation with links to the United Arab Emirates. It is currently under investigation by Norwegian authorities for suspected money laundering.

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