News and Analysis (7/1/12)

Taking his oath of office in Tahrir Square, Morsi swears to put the Egyptian people ahead of the military and promises to challenge the U.S. imprisonment of “the Blind Shaikh” convicted of the non-crime of free speech:

This time, the extremists target Muslim shrines:

“His patriotism was never in question,” but now he feels “‘betrayed” asking “Why were they (NYPD officers) scribbling notes on Muslim girls going to elementary school?” and together with “seven Muslim co-plaintiffs” filing suit “to stop the NYPD from spying in the Garden State” and “asking the court to declare that the NYPD has violated their First and 14th Amendment rights”:

As Turkey scrambles jets to the Syrian border, commentators are split on what the new international consensus on ending the Syrian conflict means for the Assad regime:

“The problems I had (with scarves) were medical, and I don’t have those problems anymore” — Michel D’Hooghe, chairman of FIFA’s medical committee:

“Muslims from a Pakistani background, often believed to associate more strongly with Pakistan than with Britain, are revealed in the survey as quite the contrary” while there are a “significant numbers of White Brits who feel little or no association with ‘being British'”:

Organizers of the first of its kind cruise blame local officials for the cancellation, but Morocco’s Foreign Minister insists, “We don’t ban cruise ships here and we never ask our visitors about their sexual preferences” and the cruise can proceed “if the organisers want”:

“Abbou hails from the party of President Moncef Marzouki, who recently quarreled with the prime minister over his decision to extradite a high ranking Libyan official” …

… while the pending Libyan election faces increasing calls for a boycott:

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