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Druses

Druses, or Druzes, Islamic sect living in Lebanon, Syria, Israel, and the United States. They form a closed community, and most of their doctrines are kept secret. They have their own scriptures, and profess monotheism and the divinity of al-Hakim, sixth caliph (996–1021) of the Egyptian Fatimid dynasty.

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