News and Analysis (1/18/18)

Because data doesn’t support the Muslim ban, the administration elected to doctor it …

… “two new independent studies issued this week show that … the number of Americans killed by white supremacists in the U.S. last year was far higher than those killed by Muslim extremists”: 

Linxia county students”are prohibited from entering religious buildings over their break…. Students must also not read scriptures in classes or in religious buildings … and [must] work to strengthen [communist] ideology and [atheist] propaganda”:

“Cardin’s crowning achievement came last year when he authored a bill that would have made it a felony to support a boycott of Israel — a bill that was … a profound assault on basic First Amendment freedoms”:

“I can’t, in good conscience, accept this award from the brand and celebrate Gal’s ambassadorship after the IDF imprisoned a 16-year-old girl named Ahed Tamimi last month, an activist who is currently still incarcerated”:

“Muslim women … defying the stereotype of women … [include] a girl from Germany who’s a celebrity in the Karate world, a female boxer from London, and a comic artist that depicts the humor and kindness of Muslim women”:

“Turkey says it is getting ready to launch a massive assault on Kurdish forces on the other side of the border with Syria – potentially putting it in direct conflict with its Nato ally, the United States”:

“[T]he formerly passive movement has quietly formed its own fighting forces and vice squads and aligned itself with warlords and governments in eastern, central, and western Libya, with its eye on complete control over Libyan society”:

“The largest Muslim rebel group … signed a peace deal with the government in 2014 … [in which the former promised to] create a new autonomous area in the Mindanao region offering more political and economic power”:

“This has happened 24 times—every time I leave the country. They are so nice in America, honestly, they are nice. But my wife and I have to wait hours while they ask questions”:

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