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Donald Trump, would-be peace-broker, fundamentally misunderstands the history of Islam
Read original article by Haroon Moghul on the Quartz or read just the key points below
- “I am personally skeptical that a superpower in decline can turn itself around, just as I am skeptical that Trump can reinvent himself. But maybe those of us who care about the future of our country will stop looking at the Middle East as a testing ground for the latest weapons, and instead as a diverse, wounded region with tremendous history, and tremendous potential.”
- “To aid in this reeducation (and to help Miller while he’s drafting the speech), I’ve prepared this handy guide to the terms Trump may be using—and that pundits and politicos will be applying in his wake.”
- “Islamists are not jihadists. Islamists believe Islam has a role to play in governance, but they believe in peaceful means to get there.”
- “What is happening currently in the Middle East might very well be the beginnings of World War III: a messy, multi-sided, gradually expanding series of conflicts that has dragged in—or seen the opportunistic, short-sighted involvement of—global superpowers and local militias, fighting on a battlefield that defies easy or even reasonable expectation.”
- “Three things the US could do to bring peace in the Middle East include investing in countries that promote coexistence between different groups and ideologies, Trump must support countries like Oman and Pakistan, which have tried to mediate between the warring factions of Saudi Arabia and Iran and the US should create a principle of parity.”