News and Analysis (12/9/15)

“[W]omen finally are allowed to stand alongside men as candidates – and a remarkable 900 women have seized the opportunity“:

“We care for this country. We love this country. While no amount of money will bring back victims’ loved ones for their families, we hope this will alleviate some of the financial burden for these families”:

“It made me pretty sad and angry to actually see an incident like that but also the reaction of the people coming together to vastly outnumber a bigot was pretty heart-warming”:

“The customer, a Latino man, who asked Haque to not identify him, intervened and held down Kolvani until police came. Another passerby called 911. Neither of the Good Samaritans are Muslim”:

“[A]bout 70 jihadis had traveled from the US to Syria to join militant groups, a relatively small number compared to Europe, and the greater threat in the US was individuals responding to online radicalisation” by DAISH propaganda:

“The most recent FBI data indicates that hate crimes based on race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation have dropped across the board—with the exception of crimes against Muslim Americans”:

“Obama’s request that American Muslims help “root out” and confront extremist ideology in their communities is getting mixed reactions. Muslim leaders say they want to help, but some are not happy that they are being singled out”:

“Homs was once dubbed the ‘capital of the revolution’ and saw some of the first protests of the 2011 uprising. But the truce means the entire city returns to government control, in a boost for President Bashar al-Assad”:

The lawsuit alleges that cleric Fethullah Gulen orchestrated human rights abuses … against three men in Turkey. It alleges that Gulen ordered followers among the police and judiciary to plant evidence against” them:

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