Archive for September, 2010

News and Analysis (9/2/10)

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

“As anti-Muslim hysteria in the US reaches a peak, its intellectual accomplices should start to reconsider their actions”:

Are we talking about Abercrombie and Fitch or Hooters? Confronted by the EEOC, company lawyers said allowing the employee to cover her hair “‘would have created an undue hardship’ for the company’s business”:

The negative reaction displays disagreement among French “Muslims about what foods are really halal, who is qualified to decide, and whether the certification agencies are” sufficiently rigorous …

… meanwhile, as with his move to ban the burqa, Sarkozy’s “actions against the Roma and his proposals relating to foreigners … have divided the country and his government”:

“There’s already a mosque four blocks away. Should it be moved?” asks NYC Mayor Bloomberg; and what of the Christian Science Reading Room, the Churches and the off-track betting?

Gates thinks that the problem with the Iraq War “is that for many Americans … the premise on which we justified going to war turned out not to be valid”:

News and Analysis (9/1/10)

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Paranoia and ignorance leads to the detainment of members of a Pakistani delegation by the Transport Security Administration en route to Washington, all because another passenger “did not feel safe”:

As an IDF officer was acquitted on the charges of killing a 13-year-old Palestinian girl; the military court ruled that he had “not acted unethically” …

… the State Department and express the view that Hamas’s attack on settlers from Kiryat Arba and Beit Haggai. was really aimed at the “peace process”:

““By preventing this mosque from being built, America is doing us a big favor.” — Taliban operative Zabihullah:

In the face of increasing hate crimes, a spokesman for the planned Nashville Islamic center says, “that there should be a law enforcement presence at prayer services but that it should be police, not the FBI” …

… but we have received an an unpublished “special message” from American Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections’ chairman Agha Saaed that, contrary to the above cited article, he “NEVER welcomed FBI’s presence in the Nashville mosque.”