Archive for March, 2018

News and Analysis (3/4/18)

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

“Being a woman is an all-encompassing role. It demands that we uphold the correct tenets of Islam by our actions and in actions. We need to train ourselves to be unique individuals who do not conform to … absurd societal standards”:

“Millennial Muslim women are set to disrupt, and they’re just getting started”:
“The aftermath of an al Qaeda inspired terrorist attack in Indonesia ‘ inspired his book blaming religion for “much of what is wrong with the world today,” but with more experience and study he has decided, “The premise is entirely wrong!”:
“The study shows a vast media empire endlessly picking on a small Australian minority before a huge audience, without offering the victims any way of defending their names and religion before that audience”:
He “told relatives he was ‘doing the country a favour’ after ramming his car into the victims in Leicester on 20 September – five days after the Parsons Green Tube bombing” …
… “This rising terrorist threat is the consequence of the increasingly confrontational tone of online far-right rhetoric, combined with the almost universal extreme-right belief that a civil war between Islam and the West is coming”:

“The condition for negotiating Iran’s missiles is the destruction of the nuclear weapons and long-range missiles of the United States and Europe” — Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Masoud Jazayeri:

Israel demolished “two donor-funded classrooms (3rd and 4th grade), serving 26 Palestinian school children …on the outskirts of Jerusalem … on grounds of lack of Israeli-issued permits, which are nearly impossible to obtain” …

… and destroyed water pipelines without notice that Palestinian landowners “recently recovered … from the Israeli settlers following a decision that was announced by the Israeli Supreme Court in 2014”:

“The UK-based SOHR says more than 141 civilians have died but Turkey denies this, saying only combatants are targeted”:

News and Analysis (3/1/18)

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Enlightenment scholars saw Islamic culture “as a holistic set of religious, intellectual, and literary traditions deserving respect and attention … that would yield intellectual, aesthetic, and even moral enrichment in a variety of fields”:

Forced to expose themselves to strange men by Brooklyn police, the women felt “exposed, violated and distraught”:

Residents are classed “‘safe,’ ‘normal,’ or ‘unsafe,’ based on metrics such as age, faith, religious practices, foreign contacts, and experience abroad. Those deemed unsafe … are regularly detained and imprisoned without due process”:

Pamela Geller’s daughter explain, “Our views are separate from our mother’s. … We do not condone discrimination or racist beliefs of any kind”:

“A reluctant Russia calls for a temporary cease-fire in Ghouta, reflecting the idea that the sovereignty of innocent lives matters more than national sovereignty”: