News & Analysis (6/23/16)

After the Orlando massacre, there have been many claims that Muslims should ‘do their part’ in reporting Terrorism. Well, a former friend of Omar Mateen’s did report him in 2013.

“‘It looks increasingly like this may have been the act of a seriously troubled individual whose personal problems dwarfed any last-minute inspiration from radical groups,’ said a senior U.S. official familiar with the investigation, speaking on condition of anonymity”:

In response to Orlando, the Senate is seeking to access Americans’ email data and browsing history without a warrant. This follows the pattern of limits on freedom after an attack.

The “satirical street group who posted video clips on social media that mocked President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and criticized an agreement with Saudi Arabia that would hand control over two strategic Red Sea islands to Riyadh”:

CAIR has compiled a new report showing increases in Islamophobic activities. This year marks an increase in funding for anti-Islam organizations as well as an uptick in Mosque attacks. This further shows that negative campaign rhetoric can have real-life impacts for American Muslims.

 

“It is far more likely for a Muslim child who is cut away from his mosque and the Islamic weekend school or full-time school to be preyed upon by these people. His only educator is the internet — YouTube. And you know what kind of world that is”:

It’s good that British Muslims are being taught that FGM and forced marriage are against British law, but to really stamp out the practices, admit that they are against Islamic law:

Beloved singer Amjad Sabri was killed by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, perpetrated because they deemed his music (called Qawwalis) blasphemous:

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