News and Analysis (9/28/10)

The ugly underbelly of the military occupation shows itself in the reported premeditated murder of three Afghan civilians for sport:

“We stand in the proud Jewish tradition of justice, of championing the rights of the downtrodden, of implacable opposition to prejudice and racism,” read a statement by European Jews for a Just Peace:

“Independent experts have warned that both sides are building up their forces in anticipation of an outbreak of hostilities over the referendum”:

“We must urgently reclaim the center and the moral high ground that has been usurped from us,” says Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak:

“”I told the court during arguments that there was no chance of a settlement. The High Court should be allowed to pronounce its judgment” — Zaffaryab Jilani, a lawyer for the Sunni Waqf Board:

Australia elects its first Muslim MP, who while downplaying his own faith, mentions the significance of his office to¬†Australia’s Muslim minority …

… meanwhile Europeans are united by “hostility to foreigners, especially Muslims” and polls indicate “a right-leaning party could now receive up to 20 percent of the vote, which would put it in Parliament” …

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