new Emir swiftly congratulated the interim Egyptian president, Adly Mansour,
who was appointed by the Egyptian army. This was in stark contrast to the fatwa
issued on July 6, 2013 by Al Qaradawi, openly calling on the Egyptian people to
defy the army and maintain support for Morsi.
Iraq, a decade after the US-led invasion and one year after the end of the US occupation, is grappling not merely with an escalating sectarian crisis between the Shia-led government and an increasingly disaffected Sunni minority, but with an intensifying ethnic crisis fomenting in an increasingly defiant and heavily armed Kurdish Region.
Iraq, on the first anniversary of US withdrawal, is struggling to cope, not merely with a raging sectarian crisis between the Shia-led Central Government (CG) and an increasingly resentful Sunni-minority, but more alarmingly an ethnic crisis with a heavily armed and increasingly defiant Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).