Subscriber Essay: Islamic Sectarianism and the Fatimids

This week’s question asks why Sunnis and Copts in Egypt, North Africa, and Syria don't seem to have had much of a problem with the Fatimid Caliphate.

First, for those who don't know, the Fatimid dynasty lasted from 909 through its overthrow by Saladin in 1171 and ruled, for parts of that time, North Africa (as far west as modern Algeria), Egypt, and Syri…

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