A very useful 10 minute capsule for those wishing to understand “how we got here” yet who lack the historical background. Sadly few, even in government, will take the time.
I do take exception to this line “ their lives are unfairly marred by the original sins of Turkish and subsequent European colonialism.”
Yes, centuries of Ottoman rule and decades of colonial rule have had catastrophic effect, no argument.
But that effect takes a back seat at the ruinous effect Islam, tribalism, and Arab culture itself has on these people. It’s time they look inward and address their own very real faults & weaknesses.