Jihadology Podcast: Saddam's Regime: From Ba'athism to Salafism

By Aaron Y. Zelin
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 8:23 AM

Kyle Orton comes on the show to discuss Islam in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Saddam’s Islamist foreign policy reorientation in the 1980’s
  • The Faith Campaign after the Gulf War
  • Salafism in Iraq in the 1990’s and its impact on security
  • The rise of sectarianism in Iraq

This episode also features a #SocialMedia segment covering jihadi social media postings from September 1st-16th. Recent articles by Kyle that are relevant to the discussion:


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