News and Analysis (2/8/17)

“The 9th Circuit … court said it would likely rule this week but would not issue a same-day ruling. The matter will ultimately likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court”:

Sec. Kelly “and his staff were only allowed to see the order after Mr Trump signed it, and lawyers from the National Security Council were stopped from evaluating it”:

The American Bar Association has urged President Trump to withdraw the executive order” and its president “warned that parts … ‘jeopardize fundamental principles of justice, due process, and the rule of law'” …

… while a lawyer who has represented President Trump’s organisation in visa battles,” and helped Mrs. Trump “to clear up questions surrounding her own immigration to the US” vocally opposes the ban:

The Trump administration empowers extremists who would blur
“the lines between militant groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State” and Islamic movements employing non-violent means:

“The ‘National Pact for an Italian Islam‘ has been … criticized for creating a double standard: no other religious group has been asked by authorities to hold sermons in Italian”:

“We are thankful to (Trump) for making our life easy as he showed the real face of America”:

“The private Palestinian land would be seized by the government and held until there is a final resolution of the decades-long Israel-Palestinian conflict”:

Amnesty International charges the Asad regime with “murder, torture, enforced disappearances and extermination … [calling for] independent monitors to investigate Syria’s brutal detention [centers], now”:

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