The Craig Fahle Show

Saeed Khan on protests in Turkey and violence in Iraq and Syria

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Photo courtesy of The Big Story

Craig talks to Wayne State University's Saeed Khan, Professor of Islamic Civilizations and History of Islamic Political Thought, about increasing tensions in Iraq and the dangers of working as a diplomat in the Middle East.

A sudden rise in attacks on Sunni sites of worship would seem to indicate a new round of sectarian violence in Iraq. At least 29 Sunni mosques were targeted between mid-April and early May, and at least 65 worshipers were killed.

Should mitigating tensions in Iraq be a priority of the United States?