n.1.Devotion to a sect.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Bhutto said that the war in the middle east is not based on to occupy the sources of politics, sectism, religious disputes, nationalism and extremism because the most prominent of these countries were Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Egypt along with other parts, which are blessed with cultivation as well as these areas are having fuels on which US and its allies want to have occupancy to stronger their power and money.
Can we really believe that this happened in the name of democracy, or was a greater masterplan devised to dismantle Arab states and divide them into small entities, creating rival sectism? When this failed, Islamic State saw a green light to act.
Ultra-liberalism, fanatic Islamism and sectism, are three elements that view GCC states as very conservative.