What’s behind Turkey’s harrowing cocktail of terror


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Ed Husain: Airport attack latest symptom of ongoing terror campaign by ISIS and PKK and offshoots besieging Turkey

The country is at war on two fronts with extremists, both religious and political

He says governments, religious leaders in West and inside Muslim world must loudly, directly reject violent goals of the terrorists

Editor’s Note: Ed Husain is a senior advisor at the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics (CRG), a London-based think-tank. Followed him on Twitter: @Ed_Husain The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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Like millions around the world, I grieve in solidarity with Turkey. A place that played a key part in my personal religious journey is suffering again – this time in Islam’s holiest month. Turkey, home of the majestic Blue Mosque, and resting place of the great Muslim love poet Mevlana Rumi, is now under monthly terror attacks.