News & Analysis (7/13/16)

“May used the Human Rights Convention she scorned as a means to halt the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the US – while allowing that of Talha Ahsan. Both had Asperger’s Syndrome. Both were charged of roughly the same crime. But Ahsan was a Muslim”:

The Dawah movement is especially appealing to Arab youth:

Islamophobic sentiments have increased in Europe, seemingly because of the perceived “threat” of migrants…

…, but perceived preservation of culture seems to also play a role:

Many smaller news websites claimed that UNESCO evaluated world religions for ‘peacefulness.’ This body says it made no such proclamation:

“We are trying to tell average Americans this is who we are, and we do not condone (terrorism):”

An argument against the Blasphemy laws in Pakistan, and that “we should understand that there is no compulsion in Islam:”

Using Qur’anic principles, this Malaysian author argues for increased faith, but including acceptance of different beliefs, emphasizing the right to judge religious principles for oneself, and not to leave it to “experts:”

“Fayyaz Ali, 39, is Muslim and has two dogs. He thinks the leaflets are a scam to incite hatred in the community, and he said no Muslim organisation would post such leaflets”:

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