Please choose one of these questions and attempt to answer it within a page single-spaced (Times New Roman, 12pt font, one inch margins)
Do not include outside sources in you answer. Provide in-text citations.
In the West, secularism tends to mean that religion is removed from the legal realm and in cases like France, removed from public space. The MENA region is a place that complicates Western notions of religion and secularism. Using three assigned readings, explain the ways that the region could be seen as religious, as well as secular; in other words, how is it neither a theocracy, but also not devoid of religion. In doing so, make an argument of how we should conceptualize secularism.