Aimed at European and Western readerships, the MENA Report aims to provide impartial, accurate and authoritative content and analysis, through The Cordoba Foundation’s unique access to rare and highly important primary sources in the Middle East and beyond

The MENA Report seeks to unpick and unravel some of this, and provide objective and strategic insights into events and developments in the region.

In this edition we have continued our investigation of the authenticity of religious, political and social sets of ideas, as well as traits which have been cast in stone and idealised. Lacking the ability or the will to distinguish between the sacred and the profane, the permissible and the absolute, inhibits the natural ability and will to investigate, reform and remedy.