News and Analysis (7/28/18)

The U.S. plan to farm out its Middle East intervention will further destabilize the region:

Iran’s privatization plan will offer attractive prices and flexible terms as well as tax holidays for investors who agree to take over some of the 76,000 government projects which are unfinished or idle”:

“If Trump doesn’t choose regime change, he just might agree to a summit with Rouhani—brokered by Putin”:

“Barreto … repeatedly used the hashtag #BanIslam and … also shared a conspiracy theory that French President Emmanuel Macron was controlled by the Rothschild family and that Clinton and former President Barack Obama were controlled by investor and Democratic mega-donor George Soros”:

The Islamic practice of mahr (by which the groom who must give a gift to the bride) is the opposite of the practice known in the West as dowry. Muslim religious leaders are taking strong action to end the unIslamic practice of extorting money from the bride’s family:

“‘[T]hese pastoral communities are mostly Palestinian refugees, originally displaced from their tribal lands in the Negev. They should not be forced to experience the second displacement against their will” — Scott Anderson, director of operations in the West Bank for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees”:

In Philippines after four decades of violent conflict in Muslim demand for a full independence, there will be some peace in the southern part of the country after President Rodrigo Duterte signs a landmark law ensuring expanded autonomy. Now, young Muslims expect hearing their voice for their better life:

Millions of Muslims in China (Uyghur in western region of Xinjiang) suffer in detention without any trial as part of brutal crackdown. Muslims of all professions are emptied from their neighborhood and sent to internment camps:

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury Department revokes the license for the imports of Iranian-origin carpets and foodstuffs, including pistachios and caviar. Now the US will have to face a lawsuit by Iran National Carpet Center (INCC) in International Tribunals:

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