October 19, 2012

Number One Enemy of the Arabs? Russia

Jake Simons, Daily Telegraph

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Al-Qaradawi is nowhere near as explicit as the Saudi, but in his preoccupation with the threat posed by Russia, China and Iran, he is strengthening the narrative of conflict between a burgeoning “Persian empire” and the Arabs, and relegating that of a struggle between Muslims and Israel. He also implicitly aligns with increasing firmness the interests of the Arab world with those of the West, and even, to some extent, with Israel.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Israel, Syria, Russia

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