The faith of the Islamic State


KARACHI: Dr Christoph Günther is currently serving as a research associate at the Research Training Group, Religious Non-conformism and Cultural Dynamics, at the University of Leipzig, Germany. As of now, his research areas include religion and the public sphere, sociology of religion, civil society and social movements, as well as modern reform movements and political ideas in the Middle East.

He has been a student of Middle Eastern Studies, History, and Arabic Language at the University of Bamberg and Cairo University. Between 2010 and 2013, he received a three-year scholarship in Leipzig and wrote his PhD thesis titled, ‘The genesis and ideology of the Islamic State of Iraq’ which has been published in book form in June 2014 by Ergon publishers.

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