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Submitted by Nebil (United States), Sep 16, 2002 at 21:30

I searched for about an hour through web pages for any well-written articles on the Alawis. This article by far is the best and does an excellent job of explaining the history, schisms with other sects, and eventual rise of the Alawis.
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