News and Analysis (11/14/20)

“U.S. Department of State plans to label three leading global human rights groups—Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam—’anti-Semitic’ … will not only move forward, but will be geared to have even broader impact than originally suggested … [stipulating that claiming] that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor” is anti-Semitic:

A “Zoom spokesperson … wrote that anyone was welcome to use the company’s platform so long as they didn’t run afoul of ‘applicable U.S. export control, sanctions, and anti-terrorism laws’, but declined to explain which anti-terrorism law would have applied, nor how the SFSU event [or other events critical of Zoom’s censorship] would have violated it”:

‘In order to dodge responsibility for the criminal activities of this group and other terrorist groups in the region, Washington and Tel Aviv from time to time try to paint Iran as being tied to these groups through weaving lies and leaking fabricated information to the media’; — Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh:

Heads of foreign Muslim states have no “real interest in improving lives of European Muslims. Nor do they share their concerns, priorities and values. Truth be told many European Muslims fled these very countries to find shelter here”:

Are the Roshni laws land reform to benefit the poor and landless or a scheme to enrich corrupt “bureaucrats, politicians and police officers” or a “land jihad” designed to give “Muslim occupants … ownership rights in Hindu-majority Jammu”:

India isn’t the only country persecuting Kashmiri separatists …

… but India persecuted even pro-India Kashmiris …

… and innocents are dying in the crossfire:

“We’re very happy [supervisors] repealed the ordinances. I think that’s a great move. Obviously [the ordinances] weren’t necessary in the first place, and an impediment to development of the cemetery, but until Stafford County allows AMAA to build its cemetery, this case isn’t going away” — Melanie Westover Yanez, an attorney representing the AMAA:

TSA directed the man to the pre-check line and the woman to the non-pre-check line, so it is unclear how they got into the same line or why American Airlines had the woman arrested after their inconsequential he-said, she-said dispute:

When the husband of the victim “asked for his family to be left alone, [a male attacker] — who’s still at large — pushed him to the ground, kicked him in the head and face and threatened to kill his family. [The woman then] kicked him in the stomach and yelled obscenities, according to prosecutors”:

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