July 6, 2014

Arabs Must Push Against the Islamic State

Hussein Ibish, The National

The Associated Press

The new Caliph’s scandalous proclamation that “Syria does not belong to the Syrians and Iraq does not belong to the Iraqis” certainly ought to provide a basis for pitting national and local identities against this virulent jihadist internationalism. Rage against Mr Al Maliki and other Shiite leaders shouldn’t, and indeed mustn’t, be enough to reconcile most Iraqi Sunnis to outrageous pronouncements that harm their interests.

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TAGGED: Islamic State, Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham, Iraq, Syria, Middle East

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