Today's date:
Winter 1996

NATO's First Mission: Defending Muslims in Europe?

Mahmoud Hussein, the Egyptian writer and filmmaker, is author of the critically acclaimed Versant du Sud de la Liberte, a study of post-colonial consciousness and the struggle between religious fundamentalism and democracy in the Arab world.

Paris - NATO was founded nearly 40 years ago to defend Europe against the Soviet Union. Yet, its first full-fledged mission has turned out to be the defense of Muslims in Europe from genocide. Or so it has been provocatively put.

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