Is the USA turning in on itself to find its latest 'enemy'?
Despite it being the fastest growing religion in the country, the USA has trouble settling its relationship with its own Muslims (AFP/John Motter)
The new enemy within
The 9/11 attacks caused a seismic shift in the US's relation with Islam and, by extension, with the Middle East. They gave rise to 'the War on Terror', which became an ideology through which the American right could express its anger. But with the failures and disintegration of 'the War', which couldn't actually produce tangible results, the frustration has turned inwards and found a more direct target than that of 'terror' - the American Muslim.
Source: The Atlantic
New politics of the new Middle East: Turkey’s radical democratic party
There is a new force on the Turkish electoral scene - the People's Democratic Party. This political group has founded itself along different lines than most traditional parties in the region, which tend to be ethnic-religious ones. Instead, it seeks to represent a heterogeneous political spectrum, reflecting the plural identities of much of the electorate in modern Turkey. And this new party looks like it will certainly be a force to be reckoned with.
Source: Your Middle East
He spared his ‘enemy's’ life in the Iran-Iraq War. today they are close friends
An Iraqi and an Iranian had a strange encounter during the 1980 war between their countries. Over a decade later the two happened to sit down next to each other in a room in Canada. The film 'My Enemy, My Brother' looks at the events of their lives that led to such a coincidence.
Source: Global Voices
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