Archive for October, 2019

News and Analysis (10/12/19)

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Despite U.S. pressure …

“Turkey has vowed to push forward with its offensive targeting Kurdish forces in Syria despite continued international criticism” …

… even though some ISIS detainees escaped from prison and “women affiliated with Isis attacked security offices with sticks and stones during unrest at a camp in the region where Turkey has launched attacks”:

After two months, “around 4 million post-paid cellphone connections will be restored in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday, … [but] internet services will remain suspended for now” …

… and opposition leaders ask how local elections taken seriously or India trusted amid a communication shutdown when “most of the state’s political leaders in detention” …

… while India’s home minister says Modi has warned America’s president against speaking up on India’s occupation of Kashmir because it is an “internal matter” [!]:

Many of the estimated 1.5 million Uighur Muslims and other minorities detained in China are sentenced in a closed court trial and charged for religious practices called serious disturbance of the normal religious order:

Those who insist that antipathy for what Max Blumenthal and Rania Khalek have called “the Jewish State in the Levant” is any more anti-Semitic than antipathy for ISIL is anti-Muslim don’t recognize their own bigotry:

Iranian women in attendance enjoyed a 14-0 home team win, but “Tehran has yet to announce that they will be granted unrestricted access to all matches”:

Rejecting Zamiruddin Shah’s “fervent wish that Muslims … hand over the disputed land to Hindus for construction of Ram temple as a goodwill gesture [to] ensure communal harmony and peace in the country”:

“We refuse to engage with a party that has made hate and division a central element of its platform — but more importantly, that 98 to 99 per cent of Canadians are rejecting as per the most recent polling”:

News and Analysis (10/10/19)

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Will Turkey’s multiple conflicts and military activities secure its border and interests? …

… Kamran Bokhari think it can:

Beijing may cancel trade talks with the US as the US restricts Visas for Chinese officials for their role in the human rights violations and abuses of Muslims minorities …

… meanwhile, a 65-year-old woman has “been sentenced in June to 20 years in [prison for] …. ‘illegally using superstition to break the rule of law” and “gathering chaos to disrupt social order'”:

An Indian Christian missionary says that under Modi’s party sees both “Muslims and Christians … with a special ‘contempt’ as foreign interlopers or as ‘brainwashed’ by colonizing forces'” and both are targets of violence:

“The perpetrator … is a member of the Brigade Juive, or Jewish Brigade, a pro-Israel extremist group” from which “many Palestine solidarity activists received death threats … threatening to ‘scalp you one by one’:

Israeli Secret Services sanctioned illegal torture against Palestinian civilians …

… while “the demolition of their homes, arbitrary detention, and systematic attacks by Israeli settlers with the tacit support of the Israeli army” cause “significant long-term mental health impacts” as well as physical injury”:

How Interfaith dialogue may heal divisions in a world inflicted with religious and political conflicts:

The author asks, “Why in the world would you choose to increase your marginality? Why would you choose to increase the discrimination that you will experience?

“Muslim and Catholic religious leaders observed the eighth centenary of St. Francis’ pilgrimage to Jerusalem by visiting Al-Aqsa Mosque, illustrating what appears to be a golden age of relations between the religions”:

“Building and stockpiling nuclear bombs is wrong and using it is haram (religiously forbidden) … Although we have nuclear technology, Iran has firmly avoided [weaponizing] it”:

News and Analysis (10/7/19)

Monday, October 7th, 2019

“Sexually violating women, including stopping them from reproducing, has become a weapon for China against its Muslim population’:

Despite accounts from London-based Forensic agency, medical evidence, and eyewitness activists; Israeli officials continue to deny the use of live ammunition that targeted a 10-year-old boy on July 12:

“Excessive force outside the rules of engagement was used and we have begun to hold accountable those commanding officers who carried out these wrong acts”–Iraqi military statement:

“Mr Dehbashi Kivi, a 38-year-old University of Queensland research student, has been allowed to return home to Iran after being detained in Australia for more than a year.”:

A Trump Organization spokeswoman says that the anti-Muslim ACT for America organization “absolutely will not be hosting their event at Mar-a-Lago”:

“Israelis, who had been reassured by Netanyahu that his brilliant plan had put Tehran on the defensive, were surprised to hear that Iran suddenly posed a threat on par with the 1973 Yom Kippur War”:

A US top admiral in the Middle East suggests Iran continued threat absent any intelligence informing his assessment:

News and Analysis (10/4/19)

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Special Branch Police refused to explain its special interest “in Muslim students … as it is a matter of national security…. However, they promised that the bureau has already abandoned the order”:

Gashi benefited from Gulf charity scholarship money that enabled him to study in Medina, but didn’t adopt “the ultra-conservative doctrine practiced there, and the religious establishment did not like his “modern opinions'”:

The Guardian Council approved the legislation after “parliament amended the bill to condition granting citizenship to children who have been found to not ‘possess a security problem'”:

“I’m embarrassed to say this but my opinions on Islam used to be that the religion, the culture and the people were backward; that they didn’t integrate and wanted to take over”:

President Rouhani presented a plan dubbed the Hormez Peace Endeavor. According to Iran’s FM, All regional states and the global community have an interest in protecting freedom of navigation and energy security for all:

“The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the remaining signatories can still be saved after the U.S. withdrawal but Iran must return to the full implementation of its commitment”:

“Their own, independent relationship with the [Qur’an brought] … faith that Allah’s plan was for me to twirl onstage in a skirt so that I could eventually find not only myself, but Allah, like many [Sufis] … centuries before”: