News and Analysis (7/27/12)

A gang of 62 including “Karl Rove, J. Paul Bremer, Fouad Ajami, Doug Feith, Danielle Pletka, and Michael Ledeen” beat the drums to turn Syria into the next Iraq …

… but even they should understand we don;t need another Ahmed Chalabi:

An an unconfirmed PressTV report claims protests have broken out in Riyadh for the release of political prisoners, one of the two women to successfully persuade the Saudi government to allow them to compete in the Olympics finds “the International Judo Federation is moving against the tide in international sports: to stand in her way:

“Islam is a religion of peace. Violence has often been a part of us, in Indonesia, Thailand, North Africa and the Middle East but peace is not the absence of violence, but the presence of justice, which rests on equality and it is us that need to create competence in order to be equal.” An exchange of thoughts within a Muslim community in Thailand:

The Appeals Court in Malaysia upheld a high court decision to lift a home ministry ban of a book, entitled ‘Muslim Women and the Challenges of Islamic Extremism’ which contains, among others, issues discussing the impact of fundamentalist Muslim movements on women rights:

Muslim youth protest the ban on a rap song in praise of hijab:

Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi has held talks with the head of the Hamas-led government in Gaza, Ismail Haniya:

“I’ve lived here for 19 years in America. I grew up here. I don’t think I should be treated in this way,” said one of the nine Muslims who “said they were fired Wednesday from the plant for using their breaks to pray during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan”:

“[G]roups such as Amnesty International say Rohingyas are the victims of state-sanctioned violence and discrimination in a country that has a long history of mistreating ethnic minorities”:

 

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