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Securitization as a tool of regime survival: The deployment of religious rhetoric in Bashar al-Asad's speeches

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Securitization as a tool of regime survival : The deployment of religious rhetoric in Bashar al-Asad's speeches. / Aldoughli, R.

In: The Middle East Journal , Vol. 75, No. 1, 01.03.2021, p. 9-32.

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title = "Securitization as a tool of regime survival: The deployment of religious rhetoric in Bashar al-Asad's speeches",
abstract = "This article analyzes the role of Sunni Islam in speeches given to religious scholars by Syrian president Bashar al-Asad in 2014 and 2017. I discuss how religion was used in these speeches as a security tool to consolidate authority, legitimize the Ba{\textquoteleft}thist regime, and marginalize political dissidents. I specifically highlight the emphasis Asad placed on convincing government-recognized {\textquoteleft}ulama to support state security measures and to the novel links he constructed between Islam and national unity. ",
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