News and Analysis (1/23/17)

“We believe in engagement to overcome [differences]…. The verses that Imam Magid chose were about how God created us as different nations and tribes so that we may get to know one another” — ADAMS Center Board Chair:

“After promising … that ‘America’s relationship with the Muslim community, the Muslim world, cannot, and will not, just be based on opposition to terrorism,’ Obama did just the opposite. In 2016 alone, the [U.S.] dropped 26,171 bombs”:

“Buenaventura’s Muslims say that they have found in Islam a refuge from the poverty and violence that racks the city, which has one of the highest murder rates in Colombia“:

“This is the America that took us in as political refugees,the America that gave us a new home, and the America that keeps my hope alive today”:

“The P.A.’s criminalization of any form of resistance to dispossession, discrimination, and Israel’s permanent military control have made it, in effect, a tool of collaboration with the occupation” …

… while “hawkish elements in [Netanyahu’s] coalition … are already calling for concrete action given Trump’s perceived acquiescence to Israeli settlement building” and to turn against Palestinian statehood:

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