What Is Missing from the Conversation about Iraqi Elections and Extremism?

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar


On January 15, a terrorist attack hit my hometown of Baghdad, Iraq. About twenty-six people were killed and many were injured. Attacks such as this are unfortunately to be expected, as national elections will be held in June and contending political parties are employing hyperbolic language to engage their audiences.

This is the fourth parliamentary election to be held in the war-torn country, which just claimed that ISIS has been defeated.

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