Antiwar Radio: John Feffer

John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy In Fo13cus at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses the original Islamic caliphate that was hardly world-conquering even at its peak around 1000 years ago, how periodic US alliances with “radical” Islam (in opposition to the USSR for example) shows that realpolitik transcends religious concerns, the multiple schisms between different sects and state-less/national powers in Islamic countries and the broad divergence between rhetoric and reality on Islam in America today.