Month: October 2015

  • News and Analysis (10/30/15)

    “[R]eleased after 14 years incarcerated at Guantánamo Bay where he was beaten by his American military jailers, Aamer can be expected to receive compensation, perhaps as much as £1m, as 15 other British residents and citizens did in 2010, in return for dropping a civil case”: Shaker Aamer Lands Back in UK After 14 Years […]

  • News and Analysis (10/28/15)

    For Muslim universities “to revitalize their teaching methods and meld science with liberal arts such as history and philosophy … [and] develop new ways of assessing faculty members to reward valuable research, teaching and outreach … governments must give universities more autonomy”: Institutions: Revive Universities of the Muslim World (Nature) “TV editor Tarik Toros was […]

  • News and Analysis (10/25/15)

    “The debate in 1788 over the ratification of the Constitution in North Carolina turned into a discussion on the possibility of Muslims as American citizens…. And what emerged … was an agreement that there would be no religious litmus test” and “the possibility of a Muslim president”: Silence on Rising Anti-Muslim Sentiment Is Racist and […]

  • News and Analysis (10/23/15)

    “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time – he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said: ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here.’ ‘So what should I do with them?’ he [Hitler] asked. He [Husseini] said: ‘Burn them’” – Benjamin Netanyahu: Why Holocaust Historians Decry Analogies […]

  • News and Analysis (10/19/15)

    “[T]he Guardian’s Phoebe Greenwood travels across the West Bank to ask why this, why now – and why Palestinian women are getting involved. In the past month, eight Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks – mostly stabbings – and 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire” … Is This the Third Intifada? (Guardian) … “Israel’s […]

  • News and Analysis (10/16/15)

    “[D]ocuments detailing a special operations campaign in northeastern Afghanistan, Operation Haymaker, show that between January 2012 and February 2013, U.S. special operations airstrikes killed more than 200 people. Of those, only 35 were the intended targets”: A New Whistleblower Exposes America’s Drone Assassinations: Unintended targets listed as ‘enemies killed in action’ without any actual evidence (Reason) […]

  • News and Analysis (10/13/15)

    “[T]he vague nature of Iran’s announcement showed that … that the reporter was a bargaining chip … in a ‘larger game’” and ‘that the final decision about how Jason’s case will be handled will be made by political authorities, not by judicial ones’”: Iran Sentences Washington Post Reporter, but Verdict Remains Unknown (Christian Science Monitor) As […]

  • News and Analysis (10/11/15)

    Rallies to protest Islam scheduled for twenty U.S. cities turn out to be a bust: No One Present at Anti-Muslim Protest Outside Islamic Center (WHNT) Purported ‘Anti-Muslim’ Protest in Medford Turns Out to Be Pro-police Rally (Mail Tribune) Friends of Muslim Community in Kitsap County Gather (Seattle Times) Rally Against Islam Outnumbered by Counterprotesters (Detroit Free […]

  • News and Analysis (10/9/15)

    “It is a long and difficult process to achieve democratic reforms in a country that has been subjected to such a difficult situation, but it has done everything right and it has been done with active support from civil society” – Swedish foreign minister: Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize (Guardian) “The US […]

  • News and Analysis (10/7/15)

    The commander of the US and Nato war in Afghanistan, admits the war-making will have to be extended beyond the next year while giving yet a fourth version of the hospital attack that critics call a war crime: Doctors Without Borders Airstrike: US Alters Story for Fourth Time in Four Days (Guardian) MSF Calls for Independent […]

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