News and Analysis (1/21/18)

His attorneys argue that U.S. support of those rebels not designated as terrorists “is evidence that it believed the belligerency against Assad was legitimate warfare and that fighters against Assad were entitled to combatant immunity”:

O’Callaghan was unable to defend such absurdities as classifying people forced by the government to come to the U.S. for purposes of prosecution on foreign soil “immigrants” and excluding domestic terrorism by native white supremacists:

The prisoners ask “the court to look at our detention today, based on accusations from 15 years ago and on evidence too weak to allow imprisonment for this long, still with no end, and decide if just laws allow this”:

A Baptist minister says that a “substantial majority of non-Muslim Americans still don’t know very much about Islam and tend to think in monolithic terms, derived largely by what they see on television, acts of extremists” …

… Exhibit A, the external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service who, in filthy language, urges Muslims to leave the U.S. and engage in scatological and pedophilic activities:

“[B]eing a Muslim is about good character. We Muslims shouldn’t allow harsh words to get under our skin. We must not insult people who insult us because of our religion — and we must always be on our best behavior”:

Islam “is a patriarchal religion, she said, but as a Muslim woman, she is not required to work. If she does, she can keep her own money, she said. ‘Who would not like that?’ Shaiq asked. One man raised his hand”:

“Direct military action against territory held by Kurdish militia opens a new front in Syria’s civil war and sees Ankara confronting Kurds allied to the United States at a time when Turkey’s relations with Washington are reaching breaking point”:

“[F]inally we have a movie where we [Muslims] are not a bad people … that shows Afghan bravery against al-Qaeda and the tyranny of the Taliban”:

Refugees are demanding that “their safety can be guaranteed and Myanmars grant their demands to be given citizenship and inclusion in a list of recognized ethnic minorities … [and] that their homes, mosques and schools … be rebuilt”:

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