News and Analysis (1/9/18)

“Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society oppressing them. Ahed is well qualified for the task”:

From fake news of WMD in Iraq to suppression of a story on a “harebrained” CIA plot to give fake plans for a nuclear weapon to Iran, James Risen explains how the government manipulated and intimidates the press:

Let them eat chitterlings? “The step affects about 150 – mainly Muslim – pupils who take the “substitution meals” out of 600 local students in total”:

There were no organ donations until the 20th century, so it is unsurprising that they are not mentioned in the Qur’an or the Hadith, but most Islamic scholars have concluded that they are “acts  of great charity … supported by … Islam”:

“[A]n American Muslim woman specializes in teaching about the Holocaust at a Christian College in the most Jewish city in America”:

“Dearborn, Michigan, has been thrown into conflict … about fear, ideology and identity politics – and what it means to be an American … [in] a sleepy, affluent suburb and … subject of rumours about Isis terror cells and sharia law”:

Myanmar claims the were “arrested for possessing important and secret government documents related to Rakhine State and security forces … illegally acquired information with the intention to share it with foreign media”:

“Many revered Shiite clerics, such as Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Iraq, argue against the Iranian model of clerics ruling over secular government, especially in a diverse society”:

While no hard evidence of U.S. influence in the recent protests in Iran, the U.S. introduction of the subject to the U.N. Security Council is itself an example of interference into the internal affairs of a foreign country:

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