News and Analysis (4/20/18)

“The government said her behaviour [not allowing men should to touch her body without her consent] showed she was ‘not assimiliated into the French community'”:

“Polling data shows us that most Muslims worldwide, and American Muslims in particular, reject the use of violence against civilians,” but it s not the job of government to determine “who qualifies as a ‘true’ Muslim”:

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the verdict “a significant victory against domestic terrorism and hate crimes”:

“The bill expands coverage of federal hate crimes laws to include religious institutions, such as schools and community centers”:

“The Southern Poverty Law Center has removed the “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists” from their website after attorneys for Maajid Nawaz, a practicing Muslim and prominent Islamic reformer, threatened legal action over his inclusion on the list”:

“Movies screened in Saudi cinemas will be subject to approval by government censors, as is the case in other Arab countries. Scenes of violence are not cut, but scenes involving nudity, sex, or even kissing often do get axed”:

“It said Zammar reportedly had taken credit for influencing Ramzi Binalshibh, who is accused of wiring money to September 11 hijackers and passing information to al Qaeda operatives, and Mohammed Atta, who led the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City”:

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