06 October 2011, 16:38
Russian Islamologist doesn't exclude reign of Sunnite monarchies in the Middle East
Moscow, October 6, Interfax - "Arabian spring" and further events can bring Sunnite monarchies to leading positions in the Middle East region, president of Religion and Politics Institute Islamologist Alexander Ignatenko believes.
In his article published by NG-Religii he says that Arabian monarchial regimes are "moving force of leading counterrevolution," and historically all of them are Sunnite as their governing groups.
According to the author, the "Holy Union" is being formed in the Middle East similar to the union set up in 1815 in Europe on the initiative of Russian tsar Alexander I for mutual support of Christian sovereigns and all monarchs of continental Europe except Pope of Rome and Turkish sultan gradually joint it.
Ignatenko writes that the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf including Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, the Saudi Arabia, which has opened its doors to Jordan and Morocco, transforms from the union on territorial bases to a religious and political union as all mentioned states are Sunnite monarchies.
According to the expert, the "Holy Union" can be expanded when American and other coalition troops leave Iraq and "it can't be ruled out that there will be a vacuum of force in Iraq and then Turkey (from the north) and Iran (from south-east) will try to invade the country.
In this case a Sunnite state can appear in the so called Sunnite triangle alongside with Kurdish in the north and Shiite in south Iraq.
"Thus hopes of Arabs for spring blossom of republicanism in the region will be buried. Arabian winter - rule of conservative monarchial regimes - will come to force in the Middle East," Ignatenko summed up.