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The Arab Homeland: Oil and Religion

Video: The Arabian peninsula is the place where the Arab nation and the Muslim religion began. It is the desert setting of the Wahhabi sect, the modern foundation of Sunni Fundamentalism. Today the tension between the oil economy and traditional religion is strong. Saudi Arabia and Yemen are ripe for civil war.

Date: 06/03/2004

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