Middle East Turmoil

The present day turmoil in the Middle East & North Africa has it's roots in the European Colonial era?

voted YES
voted NO

Debate result

The moderator's result remarks

Dr. Iqbal Hussain

After twenty days of vigorous debate on the present day turmoil in the Middle East & North Africa and it’s relation to the European Colonial era, our debate has finally come to an end. The voting has now closed.

Since its inception, the debate has been very unpredictable up until the last moment. 51% of the participants have concluded that the present day turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa does not have it’s roots in the European Colonial era, as argued by Mr. Tarek Fatah.

However, we cannot ignore the rest of 49% views put forward by our audience and defended by Dr. Mark Katz that the roots of the present day turmoil are in the European Colonial era and their actions.

To view the arguments made by both sides and the input from our featured guests please visit the respective debate phase pages.

The insightful deliberations made by our debaters and valued guests, although explored and highlighted the subject from various perspectives, but more importantly the reasoning brought about some crucial facts and arguments that themselves broadened the understanding of our audience who followed and participated in the debate with great enthusiasm.

In the end, I would like to thank Mr. Tarek Fatah and Dr. Mark Katz for their precious contributions. To our guests, Ambassador Richard Murphy and Mr. Frank Ledwidge for their excellent participation, and you, our respected readers, voters and commentators for participating in this energetic debate. We hope this debate plays its part in being the forum’s tool towards better understanding the challenges and issues faced by Muslim community.

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