Archive for December, 2019

News and Analysis (12/4/19)

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

When U.S. politicians go out of control for political gain: Stella, the Republican challenger to Ilham Omar didn’t hesitate to give falls allegations and suggest Omar should be hanged:

The Uighur bill which was passed as 407-1 required to condemn the abuse against Muslims, still awaits President’s signature:

“[F]or more than a decade … the status-quo in Kashmir largely worked in India’s favour. … With the detention of the leaders, things have changed” …

… India’s shut down of “Kashmir’s internet services … suggests that the Kashmiris who’ve been disappearing from their WhatsApp groups this week did not do so on their own”:

“Religious and Islamic clemency should be shown and those innocent people who protested against petrol price hikes and were not armed … should be released”:

“Grossi has said he will be ‘firm but fair’ on inspections generally, including in Iran, … [and that] he is satisfied with the work the IAEA’s inspections team has been doing”:

Ignoring market realities, the IRGC export as much as “they could, based on demand figures that were out of date, hence the discrepancy, hence the price hikes, hence the protests” …

… yet, people in Iran still live normal life:

In an anti-Muslim bias incident an Indiana man caused property damage, made violent threats to a Muslim man, and threatened to kill a bystander:

The Israeli demolition of private homes “has skyrocketed in Jerusalem over the last year, leaving around a third of the city’s Palestinian population venerable to demolition … [in] violation of the Geneva convention“:

News and Analysis (12/1/19)

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

When younger she sought to reassure other Americas that she was a “safe” (i.e., non-practicing) Muslim. Now she let’s them know that she prays, tries to fast, and longs to make the pilgrimage to Mecca:

Gen. Halevi’s remark that killed nine sleeping Palestinian family members by indiscriminately bombing a shack as “such things happen” exhibits a loss of humanity and can be investigated under war crime …

… as does an Israeli soldier being sentenced to only one month’s community service for killing 16-year old Palestinian and wounded five others:

After two months of anti-government protests and the announcement of the Prime Minister’s resignation, top leaders warn of no end to chaos:

LGBTQI Muslims “don’t insist that everyone accepts … that Allah loves … [their] LGBTQI identities…. [They] do insist on … the right to live in peace, and to be afforded basic decency, courtesy, respect and consideration”:

In their effort to save the Iran nuclear deal, six European nations are in the process to join INSTEX payment mechanism that would enable companies to trade with Iran without using U.S. dollars or U.S. banks:

“In Islam, a woman’s money belongs only to her while a man is obligated to spend on his wife and children” but some modern practices make that difficult, the most unnecessary of which is that of expensive weddings”:

“The current speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani, who played a major role in the government increasing energy prices [that sparked recent unrest], has said he will not run in the election”:

Both protests and police response were initially peaceful until “youth … full of rage … took things to another level. Things started to escalate when the police started to beat people up”: