Episode
June 24, 2014

Iraq's ISIL crisis

The Stream discusses Iraqi views on sectarian violence and the future of their nation.
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Can Iraq avoid a return to sectarian civil war? As more towns in Iraq are taken over by the Sunni rebel group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, Shia fighters are rallying to protect religious sites and fight alongside the Iraqi military. What is driving sectarianism in Iraq, and what outlook do Iraqis have for the future of their country? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

In this episode, we speak to:

Raed Jarrar @raedjarrar
Political Analyst

Abdullah Hawez @abdullahawez
Journalist
abdullahawez.tumblr.com

Mariam Al Dabbagh @maryamwd
Writer 

Fanar Haddad @fanarhaddad
Research fellow, National University of Singapore

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