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A picture taken on September 18, 2013 shows the road leading to Syria’s ancient Christian town of Maalula. Inter-sectarian violence has long troubled Syria. (AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO)

Freedom, Then and Now

“Freedom for an Oxford don . . . is a very different thing from freedom for an Egyptian peasant,” said that most eminent of Oxford dons, Isaiah Berlin. Is he right? Does the Egyptian peasant demand a different sort of freedom than that of an English professor? At no...
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Masked Sunni protesters wave Islamist flags while others chant slogans at an anti-government rally in Fallujah on April 26, 2013.
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“Sunnism is Our Slogan”

“Sunnism is Our Slogan”

Exactly a decade after the US invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, sectarian tensions are again threatening to turn back the clock in Iraq. The trigger this time was the storming of a Sunni protest camp in the northern town of Hawija by government forces that left 23...