In general, the Arab world connects the war in Iraq with the broader Muslim world. So, what will be the meaning of Saddam Hussein's unseating to the broader Arab world? Is this seen as an extension of colonialism? Will the loss of the war in Iraq engender more fanaticism? Is this about a "loss of face" in the Arab psyche? Joining host Larry Mantle is Peter David, Foreign Editor of The Economist. Mr. David's latest article warns that "even a polite victory over a reviled dictator will end up humiliating the Arabs." Also, joining Larry is Dr. Aslam Abdullah, editor-in-chief of The Minaret, Imam Al-Qazwini, Imam of the Islamic Center in Costa Mesa, and Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Baset, director of religious affairs of the Islamic Center of Southern California.
Larry sits down with republican and democratic strategists to analyze party responses after President Trump backtracked his criticism of the white nationalists in Charlottesville by condemning violence "on many sides." We also dive into what each country wants to get out of the NAFTA renegotiations starting today; what is the alt-left?; and more.
A heated protest against the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va. ended in the death of one counter-protester after a white nationalist drove his car into a crowd. AirTalk dives into how the conflict started; the ethics of publicly identifying the white nationalists photographed at the rally via social media; what is the white nationalist movement?; and more.
AirTalk explores the possibilities of back-channel diplomacy following news that the U.S. has been secretly in contact with North Korea as tensions continue to rise. We also look at the role of Snapchat in social media as it suffers major losses; review this week's movie releases on FilmWeek; and more.
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