Archive for November, 2017

News and Analysis (11/5/17)

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

On a single day Yemen launches a missile at Saudi, Lebanese PM Saad Hariri travels to Saudi Arabia to resign, and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is arrested …

… after “Jared Kushner makes a sort of secret, below the radar visit to Saudi Arabia”:

Emerging “from a truck waving a BB gun and paintball gun, an act that displays a dubious tethering to reality”:

A free market answer to the challenge of halal courtship in the modern world:

“Even after a statement “agreed between all parties and approved by the court” had deconstructed each and every argument used by the Times, the paper accused said it merely presented “an alternative narrative” to its own”:

“Regional experts have speculated that Chad fell into the bad graces of the US, and … Rex Tillerson in particular, after it attempted to demand a $74bn fine from the US oil company Exxon Mobil, for not meeting its tax obligations”:

“[M]any of the rights that Islam honored women with over 1400 years ago were not granted to women in the West until the late 18th and 19th centuries”:

One victim alleges the dryer was turned on repeatedly until he renounced Islam. The defense says the incidents are being “blown out of proportion”:

News and Analysis (11/2/17)

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

“Contrary to an oft-propagated myth, the land was not devoid of people. In 1920 the Jewish population in Mandatory Palestine stood at only 11%; their land ownership was less than 7% by 1947″:

Police say a New York truck attack suspect followed Islamic State plans; many Muslim neighbors “say [Saipov] had been seen in the area, but was otherwise not well known to the Muslim community” …

… and “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced after the Oct. 31 truck attack in Manhattan that the killing spree … ‘did not instill terror’ among New Yorkers”; the Halloween was not cancelled:

“Saipov … appears to be one of ‘a forgotten generation’ of Uzbek men who left the former Soviet republic for a better life bereft of a proper religious education and unequipped to navigate the West”:

“[T]hey will be seated in the so-called family section, [a gender-integrated] area separate from the male-only crowd”:

Bi raised the issue a day after another teacher told children who asked if they should be watching a video with a warning that it “was unsuitable for children” to be quiet … and was dismissed just over an hour later”:

“The Sunni militant group may have lost 90 percent of its land, but many experts say that this territorial defeat will not mark the end of ISIS”: