Archive for September, 2006

News and Analysis Updates (9/20/06)

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

UN agency head predits humanitarian disaster:

Commentator Shira Herzog think Israeli policy is predicated on fallacies:

All sides condemn attacks on Palestinian Churches:

News and Analysis Update (9/19/06)

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

CAIR releases data showing a significant increase in anti-Muslim incidents

Falsely accused by Canada, deported to the Middle East by the US and tortured by Syria—Canadian Muslim is vindicated but still demands justice against those responsible for his mistreatment…

…Op-ed: discusses the effect of the above story on the Bush administration’s plan to ‘redefine’ part of the Geneva conventions:

Egypt’s governing party holds conference to showcase reform agenda but critics insist, “’The main objective of the NDP is to put Gamal Mubarak on the seat of power, and this conference will ensure that happen.”

As women outnumber men at universities, will Iranian women be at the forefront of reform?

News and Analysis Update (9/18/06)

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Muslims caught in the ‘crossfire’ as violence continues in Sri Lanka:

Sorry for the reaction, but is the Pope also sorry for his words?

Debate over who should be considered a moderate Muslim and by whom:

France steps out against economic sanctions on Iran

As Somalia’s interim president survives assassination attempt, but 11 others are killed

An analysis of the upcoming Yemeni elections:

News and Analysis Updates (9/15/06)

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Does the Whiite House have a learning disorder? Perhaps a “No administration left behind left behind” program would help.

Evidence obtained by torture just isn’t reliable.

Colin Powell and Condi Rice have a difference of opinion on detentions:

Arresting politicians:

Approvingly quoting a long-dead hate-monger is just another form of hate-mongering:

News and Analysis Updates (9/14/06)

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

To change anti-Muslim media reporting, “Muslim investors must invest in the large media institutions of the world, which generally make considerable profits, so that they have the ability to affect their policies via their administrative boards.”

US is in a diplomatic mess in East Africa:

A victory for reformist and women or a political move by Musharraf to save face in Washington?

Leader of the Progressive Jewish Alliance defends the award nomination of MPAC founder:

IAEA criticizes errors in a Congress report about Iran’s nuclear program.  Critics say, “This is like prewar Iraq all over again”

News and Analysis Updates (9/13/06)

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Talk of Palestinian Unity government may be premature:

Columnist Richard Cohen marvels over the administration’s lack of regret over handing America’s sworn enemy his biggest victory…

… while Henry Porter thinks that they are about to hand him another one:

While Iraqis bicker over federalism, the terror continues:

News and Analysis Updates (9/12/06)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Rebiya Kadeer: Muslim, Uighur, female, activist, businesswoman, and now Nobel Prize nominee

A diverse group steps out to defend the nomination of Maher Hathout, chairman of the Islamic Center of Southern California, against opposition by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Robert Pape explains: “Suicide terrorism is mainly a response to foreign occupation rather than a product of Islamic fundamentalism.”

Muslim man killed in his business: was it a hate-crime?

Intimidated by the Union of Islamic Courts, a private radio station temporarily shuts down and now is re-opened but not playing music

Lebanese protest Blair’s visit:

Despite accusations from the US that Syria supports terrorism, Syrian forces foil bombing of US embassy:

Who is really corrupting Islamic law? Pakistani Islamic parties still can’t tell the difference between rape and adultery, but women will soon have a choice:

News and Analyses (9/11/06)

Monday, September 11th, 2006

The Palestinian political crisis may be ending …

… but the humanitarian crisis rages on:

We’ve been told the secret prisons are closed, yet…

News and Analysis Updates (9/10/06)

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

A voice ungagged:

“During the calamity of September 11, two crimes were committed: one was the killing of innocent people and the second was making this crime in the name of Islam”:

Former National Guard sergeant of Jewish and Puerto Rican ancestry who lost eight relatives in the WTC bombing adopts Islam:

News and Analysis Updates (9/07/06)

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Dangerous long-term effects of injustice, oppression, and occupation: 24 years after his brothers were killed during the Isreali invasion of Lebanon, man snaps and attacks tourists in Amman:

Amnesty International criticizes Turkey for its continuing use of torture

Article discusses how 9/11 affected Muslims in New York City:

Bush admits to secret CIA prisons and “alternate” methods of interrogation, but will his “policy change” really bring the rule of law to Guantanamo?:

Europe reacts to Bush’s confession of secret CIA prisons: