News and Analysis (11/19/12)

Largely immune from retaliation by its sophisticated anti-missile defense system, Israel expands its targets to include the media as well as residential areas …

… the Egyptian people show humanitarian concern for besieged Gazans but no desire for a military intervention …

… and even Israelis too have mixed feelings, while the Gazans make clear that a meaningful cease fire requires an end to the siege …

… while American Muslim and Arab groups urge ” President Obama not to sit on the sidelines as American taxpayer-funded weapons are used to kill civilians — including babies — and to destroy the civilian infrastructure in Gaza” …

… and hackers, including Anonymous, declare cyber-war on Israel:

Church leaders feared an Arabic prayer “leaders feared it might offend military personnel or their families” but a sixteen year old Muslim girl fled “from the room crying when she learned the call to prayer was being cut”:

Muslims attracted to the “party whose platform rested on tax cuts and placed small business owners on a pedestal” now flee from the party that ” smeared virtually every Muslim organization in America,” presided over the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib,  and has made it ” clear to the Muslim community that we were all under suspicion”:

A member of Dads Against Discrimination accuses a Muslim judge of shariah-based bias in favor of women, but other alimony reformers distance themselves from his rant:

“A Christian vigilante group killed a Muslim resident who insisted on going through their illegal checkpoint”:

“Murdoch …  seems to believe that the owners of media outlets should require their reporting to conform to their owners political preferences and world-views, rather than reflect observed reality”:

“The New York-based rights group also released new satellite imagery detailing the extensive destruction of several Muslim areas, including a village attacked by Buddhist mobs armed with spears and bows and arrows where adults were beheaded and women and children killed” …

… yet criticism from Obama, visiting the country,  is measured, “”The Rohingya … hold within themselves the same dignity as you do, and I do. National reconciliation will take time, but for the sake of our common humanity, and for the sake of this country’s future, it’s necessary to stop incitement and to stop violence”:

 

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