News and Analysis (5/18/19)

There is a disgraceful irony to the country of the Dreyfiuss affair and collaboration in the Holocaust  demanding deletions in the book that contained the “nucleus of pluralism that gave the Jews in Muslim lands greater security than Jews had in Christian Europe”:

“[T]wo former detainees … described how they were required on a near-hourly basis to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticise themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party”:

The “disgraced ex-FBI agent with a history of promoting anti-Muslim bigotry as part of his law enforcement training seminars … lost another customer” after the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement found “his presentation … to be ‘concerning’ and of ‘no training value'”:

When a decedent of “a Muslim princess living in 11th-century Seville … took the throne in 1461. Thus the legacy of Islamic Spain – better known as al-Andalus – found its way into the Plantagenet royal court”:

Most of the “Muslim community organisations [surveyed] in Victoria … are anything but inward looking prayer holes” offering surveys ranging from outreach (85%), “educational programs (80%), and various recreational (80%) and community welfare services (75%)”:

“The UN human rights chief says Israel used ‘wholly disproportionate’ force against Palestinian border protests which have left over 100 people dead,” saying “that the ‘stark contrast in casualties on both sides is… suggestive of a wholly disproportionate response'” …

… while a “summit of Muslim countries will focus on the latest incidents in Gaza, where over 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces while they were protesting for the right to return to the homes that were taken away from them 70 years ago”:

“Last year’s decision to end a decades-old ban on women driving cars, set to come into effect next month … has .. been accompanied by an apparent crackdown on dissent against critics, ranging from Islamist clerics to some of the very women who campaigned for years to end the ban”:

After blasting the school district for “allowing a transgender student to use a nurse’s office for restroom breaks and to change clothes after gym class” the school board member said, “next will be a place for Mohamed to wash his little feet and face Mecca three times during the school day”:

Coco Khan has some advice for Hollywood on how to avoid “ruining a fresh, original work”:

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