News and Analysis (8/13/20)

“Israel got rewarded for not declaring openly what it’s been doing to Palestine illegally & persistently since the beginning of the occupation” — Hanan Ashrawi:

In the Delhi riots, “police failed to disperse the crowd initially and finally managed to assuage the mob by telling them that they were taking the reporters to the police station” …

… while in the Bengaluru riots, young Muslims protect both a Hindu temple and the mother of “the man who posted an allegedly derogatory post that triggered the violence”:

Biden’s selection of Harris confirms his commitment to the apartheid state (“Were there not an Israel, the United States of America would have to invent an Israel to protect her interests in the region”:

The tone-deafness of one recent event was exemplified when a “police chief … used the event to justify the use of tear gas against anti-racist protesters and recruit Muslims to sign up as members of the … force”:

The opposition SNP party says the ruling party is behind the vandalism in an attempt to drive out indigenous Muslims as the Ottomans were driven out before:

A 19 year old woman is an adult and should be free to marry or not marry whom she chooses:

A Turkish environmentalist argues for a “movement of ‘Islamic environmentalism’ based on Islamic tradition – rather than imported ‘white saviour’ environmentalism” rooted in coercion:

“It has all the hallmarks of a blockbuster, but what has turned this Turkish saga into a global phenomenon is its nuanced portrayal of the Islamic world”:

Essam Elerian “was arrested after then-defence minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi overthrew the” elected president seven years ago, and has since complained of being denied medical treatment:

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