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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

STRAFOR (George Friedman): TURKEY

"STRAFOR (George Friedman): TURKEY
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– November 23, 2010Posted in: Headlines, Turkey

By George Friedman | November 23, 2010

We arrived in Istanbul during the festival of Eid al-Adha, which commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael on God’s command and praises the God who stayed his hand. It is a jarring holiday for me; I was taught that it was Isaac who God saved. The distinction between Ishmael and Isaac is the difference between Hagar and Sarah, between Abraham and the Jews and Abraham and the Muslims. It ties Muslims, Jews and Christians together. It also tears them apart."

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