News and Analysis (10/9/13)

As Egypt announces the prosecution of its first freely and fairly elected president, the military-installed cabinet has banned the Muslim Brotherhood, but demonstrations continue despite the 57 killed last Sunday and the Obama administration may finally take steps top implement the legal mandate to cut Egyptian aid

A “Koc-owned hotel sheltered protesters fleeing from police during mass protests in Istanbul in June. Since then tax authorities have launched probes into two Koc companies, the government has cancelled a contract with one of its firms to build warships, and a university founded by Koc has been threatened with eviction over disputed back rent”

The school has declined to comment on the letter that says it “has manifestly breached the conditions of its funding agreement by failing to ensure the safety of children at the school; delivering an unacceptably poor standard of education; discriminating in its policies and procedures towards female staff; and failing to discharge its duties and responsibilities”:

“A man who does not even give money to (feed) his own daughter is not a preacher,” said the mother of the child abused to death, “adding that al-Ghamdi did not practice what he preached on television, taking drugs, drinking alcohol and sometimes breaking obligatory Muslims fasts”:

Giladi was also a leader of the south Tel Aviv campaign to protest the presence of asylum seekers from sub-Saharan African countries like Eritrea, who had taken up residence in the city’s impoverished inner city neighborhoods … [and] to have incited the 2012 race riots that left businesses destroyed and dozens of asylum seekers injured”:

“Misuari’s MNLF signed a peace treaty in 1996 that granted limited self-rule to the southern Philippines’ Muslim minority. However the group opposes a planned final peace deal between the government and the remaining major Muslim rebel group, the 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front”:

“The error has not yet been corrected on air, but will be addressed on the next broadcast of “Fox and Friends Weekend,” according to a representative of the network”:

“Pope Francis is really doing a wonderful job in terms of outreach, in terms of contributing to world peace, in terms of contributing to stopping wars and conflicts, praying for better understanding…. This was the message of St. Francis Assisi and this is the message of Ibn Arabi, the great Muslim scholar and theologian and poet, and … of all the Muslim saints and Sufis around the world”:

“Myanman’s president … finally appears to acknowledge that organised networks of Buddhist extremists are operating in Myanmar””

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