“The Sykes-Picot agreement and the Balfour declaration are two gaping wounds which have yet to be sutured let alone left to heal.”
“I want to see a permanent Anglo-French entente allied to the Jews, Arabs, and Armenians which will render pan-Islamism innocuous…” – Mark Sykes, 1917
The Middle East is experiencing convulsions as the vicious cycle of violence continues and the boundaries which were once drawn upon ignorance and arrogance remain in a state of uncertainty. The continued Western violence in the Muslim world and the destructive responses of individuals in Europe too are also not disconnected form history and historic politics. Indeed, the upheavals in the Middle East are not an isolated phenomena, as is often it is made out to be.
The source of this great distress for Muslims has been in no part due to the intrigues and “great games” which have played our over the past century.
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