From America to Saudi Arabia, textual sacralisation induces a unique fervour

by Rashmee

Posted on October 25, 2020


  Just how sacralised has the American constitution become? Very. It would not be inaccurate to say it has become a secular religion, inspiring the same sort of fervour as a revealed religious text such as the Quran. In fact, exactly that sort of fervour, a righteous rage over the defence of something that’s considered … Continue reading “From America to Saudi Arabia, textual sacralisation induces a unique fervour”

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How real is the mantra that ‘the Saudis are changing, really changing’?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 12, 2017


“The Saudis are changing, really changing,” a prominent Iraqi man who lives in the West told me just the other day, delicately indicating that Riyadh no longer wants to package and export Wahhabism in the old way. “They know the consequences of inaction,” my interlocutor went on, “and if Mohammad Bin Salman is given a … Continue reading “How real is the mantra that ‘the Saudis are changing, really changing’?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK