Internal enemy

Internal enemy refers to individuals or groups within one country who are perceived as a threat to that country. The distinction between internal and external enemies is discussed in Plato's Republic.[1] Groups considered internal enemies by the countries in which they reside include Kurds in Turkey,[2] Palestinians in Israel,[3] Muslims in Western countries,[4] and political dissidents under Latin American dictators.[5]

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  1. ^ Söderbäck, Fanny (2010). Feminist Readings of Antigone. SUNY Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-4384-3279-3.
  2. ^ Özpek, Burak Bilgehan (2019). "The State's Changing Role Regarding the Kurdish Question of Turkey: From Consistent Tutelage to Volatile Securitization". Alternatives: Global, Local, Political. 44 (1): 35–49. doi:10.1177/0304375419854599.
  3. ^ FORD †, PHILIP (2015). "Prologue: 'Le langage latin m'est comme naturel': Montaigne and the Trials of Trilingualism". Bicultural Literature and Film in French and English. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-315-73570-2.
  4. ^ Cesari, Jocelyne (2013). "Muslims as the Internal and External Enemy". Why the West Fears Islam: An Exploration of Muslims in Liberal Democracies. Palgrave Macmillan US. pp. 1–20. ISBN 978-1-137-12120-2.
  5. ^ Montealegre, Jorge; Robles, Lena Taub (2013). "Internal Enemies: Facets and Representations under State Terrorism". CR: The New Centennial Review. 13 (1): 189–208. doi:10.14321/crnewcentrevi.13.1.0189. ISSN 1532-687X.