The first hoisting of the flag of the United Arab Emirates at the Union House in Dubai on December 2, 1971. Wikipedia.
Why am I, a British Muslim, writing these words for an influential American Jewish magazine? I am convinced that our destinies are interwoven with ideas that, as of last week, gave birth to the new peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The UAE-Israel peace treaty is not simply about geopolitics, security and economics, Iran, or COVID-19. This moment represents something much larger and deeper: it is a blueprint for what is yet to come with the other moderate Sunni Arab nations, and beyond. We are in the midst of an existential shift in the global Muslim mind.