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Baath Party

A political party in the Middle East advocating secular, socialist policies intended to free Arab-majority countries from Western influence. It was established in 1940 in Syria. Its Syrian and Iraqi branches split in 1955 and became antagonistic toward each other. It became the ruling party of Syria in 1963 and was in charge of Iraq from 1968 until 2003.
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Constitutional reforms in 2012 slightly changed the system and references to the Ba'th party as the leading party in the country were eliminated.
Third, religion under totalitarian regimes such as the Soviet Union did not function the way it did in Iraq under the Ba'th. Faust correctly argues that the authorities saw in religion a threat and all mosques and imams were under surveillance, but the fact remains that praying and mosques were not banned.
Faust emphasized the role played by ideological propaganda, the Ba'th's takeover of state and social institutions, the use of violence and a rewards-and-benefits system to elicit Iraqis' loyalties.
ISIS includes Bedouin tribes in Sunni Arab areas, the Sahwa fighters who had been created by the US forces, remnants of Saddam's mostly atheist Army and Ba'th Party headed by his deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri and his armed Naqshabandi Sufis.
Tikrit was one of the two main cities held by the allied militants of ISIL and members of the former Ba'th party headed by executed dictator Saddam Hussein.
Yet, AQM attacks in Iraq are eclipsed by those of al-Naqshbandia, a Sunni movement which has a Sufi order and is fed mainly by Sunni Arabs of the banned Ba'th Party.
The Pentagon and the State Department reported to George Bush, who was about as famous for his wisdom and sagacity about what was happening in Iraq under the Ba'th Party as Sheikh Abu Hammad.
Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime, by Joseph Sassoon.
THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER IN SYRIA: POLITICS AND SOCIETY UNDER ASAD AND THE BA'TH PARTY
In a statement released today, the Jordanian People's Democratic Party (Hashd), the Arab Socialist Ba'th Party, the National Movement, and the Communist parties announced that they had decided to participate in the forthcoming polls, slated for November 9th, as one bloc and pledged a comprehensive national program that touches various aspects of life.
A Shi'ite Islamist sentenced to death under Saddam's Sunni/Ba'thist dictatorship, Maleki's links to the Iranian theocracy and his campaign against former members of the now banned Arab Ba'th Socialist Party have dented his popularity as he has reverted to proven vote-winning methods, like stirring up Shi'ite fears of a Ba'thist return to power to win the ballot.
The Kurdistan Peshmarga forces have had responsibility in protecting the security of some disputed areas since the collapse of the Ba'th Regime.