News and Analysis (12/1/16)

Gorka “has pushed legislation to … impose sanctions on … mainstream civil rights organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America,” the largest association of American mosques:

“As she was looking down at her phone, a man came up to her and struck her in the face with a glass bottle. The attacker, a male in his 20s wearing a black hoodie and dark jeans, ran away laughing”

The ban together with laws restricting women’s access to “an education or having an independent identity… are all unjust acts by a traditional society, far more restrictive than what is lawfully allowed by the precepts of religion”:

A Muslim cites history and quotes the Prophet (pbuh) to refute the Ohio attacker’s claim that he is not weak, saying, “You demonstrated your weakness by targeting and injuring 11 innocent people at Ohio State University’s campus”:

“Islamisation starts with a kebab and it’s already under way in Bratislava, let’s realise what we can face in five to 10 years … We must do everything we can so that no mosque is built in the future” — SNS chairman Andrej Danko:

“I can never, and will never, change any of the haters. It’s not about them. Not this time, and not here. This was about binding up the wounded. About showing compassion and empathy for the hurting and fearful among us” …

… “This is a woman extending her hand to me, saying, ‘I want to get to know you. … I want to have your back because I know what you’re going through, because of what the Jewish community has been through…. [S]o compelling, so honest”:

Sen. Wyden objects to giving “unprecedented authority to hack into Americans’ personal phones, computers and other devices … [to] President-elect Trump, … ‘who has openly said he wants the power to hack his political opponents'”:

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