The Guardian carried a really scary article recently about the new face of the insurgency in Iraq.
One quote that surprised me was this one:
Black soldiers are a particular target. ‘To have Negroes occupying us is a particular humiliation,’ Abu Mujahed said, echoing the profound racism prevalent in much of the Middle East. ‘Sometimes we aborted a mission because there were no Negroes.’
Wow. I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me to find racism here too, as I’ve found it in Europe and the US too.