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Providing an outline of Sudan’s domestic dynamics and international engagement in recent years, the author makes the case that the Muslim world should play an active role in the situation of Darfur. So far, hundreds of thousands of Darfurian Muslims have been killed and 2.5 million have been displaced. By characterizing the slaughter in the South as a “war in the defense of Islam” and the war in Darfur as “a war in defense of Arab identity,” Khartoum has driven a wedge between Muslims and non-Muslims as well as Arabs and non-Arabs throughout Africa and the Middle East. Therefore, the author argues, it is especially the Muslim countries of the world that should stand up against this carnage, and it is also them that will have the most effect over Khartoum...

 

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Amjad Atallah
Amjad Atallah
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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