Islamic Republic vs Islamic State: What’s The Difference?

What is Sharia Law?

The Gambia declared itself as a type of Islamic state, but it’s not to be confused with the Islamic State. So what is the difference?

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The Gambia now an Islamic republic, says President Yahya Jammeh
“The Gambia has been declared an Islamic republic by President Yahya Jammeh who said he wanted to further distance the west African state from its colonial past.”

Iran 1979: A revolution that shook the world
“The Middle East and North Africa continue to roil in the aftermath of popular uprisings – revolutions that continue to shape Libya, Tunisia and Egypt after the fall of the strongmen running the show.”

Afghanistan: Branches of Government
“Afghanistan is an Islamic Republic. Afghanistan’s constitution separates the government into three branches – a powerful executive, legislative and judicial. ”

Female government workers in the Gambia told to wear headscarves
“The Gambia has ordered female government employees to wear headscarves at work in a sign that the west African country is embracing a Muslim identity, one month after its president, Yahya Jammeh, declared it an Islamic republic.”

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