Asir facing fanatism

15. 03. 2006

On the more socially engaged end of the spectrum lies ‘Aseer Facing Fanaticism’, a book that Al Mohtaraf designed on commission from the Saudi Ministry of Internal Affairs, archiving the various efforts that the latter held during the year of 2006 within its campaign to eradicate fanaticism in Saudi society and especially in the Aseer region.

The campaign conducted by the Saudi government tackled the issue from a multitude of angles, an aspect reflected by the structure of the book, which was divided into four sections; the theoretical background of the campaign, the academic sphere of activities, the cultural sphere, and the social services and organizations. The book’s typography is clear and accessible, complete with quotes on the subject matter, photographs, and paintings done by participants in competitions organized during the campaign.



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