News and Analysis (9/7/11)

“A ‘licence to kill’ (or to abduct and torture) only exists in certain films, and in dictatorial regimes. In democratic systems, parliaments, as representatives of the people, have a right and duty to know what the government is doing in the name of the people”:

“The leadership of many schools … have attempted to build a relationship of trust with the NYPD but no matter what they do, they are seen as targets and as suspects”:

“Killing bin Laden would have been the perfect moment when your president can say we’ve done it … this is the timetable that we’ve set for withdrawal of troops and goodbye and good luck,” says former Ambassador Turki al-Faisal. Instead, “It’s not just Pashtuns who are fighting back against Americans, now it is gaining a nationwide complexion”:

“The Obama administration is considering a plan to leave about 3,000 support troops behind at the end of the year, if Iraqis agree. But reports suggest that the Pentagon is angling for more”:

Canadian fans of “Little Mosque on the Prairie” have to wonder, do Brits and Yanks have no sense of humor when it comes to Muslims?

Having converted to Islam after his high school teacher “played the whole ‘Islam equals terrorism card” in the wake of 9/11,'” Caleb Carter is “disturbed by … critics who ‘blatantly misquote, take things out of context or makes things up” from the Quran, Islam’s holybook—just as his teacher did a decade ago”:

“Weren’t we clear before how we feel about terrorism? If people didn’t understand us for the past 10 years, what makes Muslims think they’re going to understand us now?”

Victims or offenders? Black Africans insist they are laborers not mercenaries while a young woman claims she killed for the regime to protect her family from Gaddafi’s goons:

“Family lawyers praised the perjury arrest after earlier criticism that the prosecution was not acting strongly enough to discipline its witnesses and present its case. Some have accused senior security officials and Mubarak supporters of pressuring the witnesses into changing their stories”:

Leave a Reply