News & Analysis (7/16/16)

After an attempted coup by a faction of the military, the Erdogan government seems back in control, but, blaming the highly secretive but heretofore peaceful Gulen (“Hizmet”) movement for the coup, they will not be dealing with the alleged perpetrators lightly …

… with Turkish PM Binali Yildirim hinting that they are prepared to go to war with the United States if it continues to shelter Gulen …

… and John Kerry says the U.S. will consider the preacher’s extradition:

The French government is still investigating the motives of a 31 year old man who killed 84 in his truck attack in the city of Nice:

With apparently no understanding what Sharia is, Newt Gingrich called for the deportation of any Muslim who believes in it:

So far, after the release of 28 pages from the 9/11 Commission, fears of Saudi government involvement seem unwarranted:

A summary of the various Islamophobic attacks the United States during Ramadan:

Notwithstanding an interfaith coalition assessment that the $50,000 project is “fiscally irresponsible, potentially counterproductive, and ultimately unnecessary” the state legislature with stick Oklahoma taxpayers with the bill for the exercise in McArthyism:

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