Month: August 2016

  • The Libertarian Presidential Ticket Splits on Aid to Israel

    The single biggest source of Middle East and Muslim resentment over American foreign policy is certainly aid to Israel, but it is a sacred cow to the major parties. As long as America gives unconditional foreign aid to the apartheid state it will never have an incentive to treat the Palestinians justly or to negotiate […]

  • News and Analysis (8/30/16)

    Before marrying her, Weiner accused Saudi Arabia of teaching “hatred of Christians and Jews,” and sure enough the Saudi-educated Abedin has proven to be intolerant — of his repeated Internet postings of his private parts: Hillary’s Muslim Advisor Huma Abedin Leaving Anthony Weiner (Jewish Press) The Copts sided with Sisi because they feared the Muslim Brotherhood would […]

  • News and Analysis (8/27/16)

    “[T]he Muslim Personal Law Board has questioned the court’s jurisdiction, arguing that the judiciary cannot adjudicate on personal laws”: Supreme Court Admits Muslim Woman’s Plea to Declare Triple Talaq Illegal (The Hindu) A satirist suggests that Muslim women ditch the burkini and  instead go to a “boot camp exercise program where the goal is to achieve the […]

  • News and Analysis (8/25/16)

    If you think that the Encyclopedists of the French Enlightenment were the first to try to publish a compendium of all knowledge, meet the 14th century Egyptian author of The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition: In the Attic of Early Islam (NY Review of Books) One woman says, “There are so many misconceptions about Muslim […]

  • News & Analysis (8/22/16)

    The deadliest attack in Turkey this year was met with a stern response from the government to defend against ISIS … Turkey Vows to Cleanse Islamic State from Its Border After Wedding Attack Kills 54 (Reuters) … and the Turkish government is now unsure if the attacker was a child, but it is certain is […]

  • News & Analysis (8/20/16)

    Judges in Guantanamo trials have an option to censor certain parts, but the CIA has done some remote censoring of ts own: Documents Confirm CIA Censorship of Guantanamo Trials (Intercept) A man who was quoted condemning extremism, released a statement from prison maintaining that he was in fact an FBI informant and is innocent of […]

  • News and Analysis (8/18/16)

    “An Arab-American Christian was shot dead on his porch by a neighbor who racially harassed the victim’s family for years,” calling them, among other things “filthy Lebanese,” “Aye-rabs,” and “Mooslems”: Khalid Jabara: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ( “[S]peaking about the shootings without acknowledging the context of rising anti-Muslim attacks … led some […]

  • News & Analysis (8/15/16)

    Seventy percent of Daesh applicants rated themselves  as having a minimal knowledge of Islam and the “group preys on this ignorance”: Islamic State Gets Know-nothing Recruits and Rejoices (AP / Yahoo) An Imam and his assistant were shot dead outside the mosque after prayers. The motives are not yet known: Imam Among Two Shot Dead […]

  • News & Analysis (8/12/16)

    In an attempt to appear more legitimate and organized, the government has released documents detailing its use of drones. It also shows that no new detainees may be brought to Guantanamo Bay: Newly Released US Drone Policy Explains How Targets Can be Chosen (CNN) A report shows that Muslim women, largely due to discrimination (especially […]

  • News & Analysis (8/10/15)

    Shahram Amiri’s mother believes he was pressured into admitting crimes he did not commit to the Iranian authorities, resulting in his hanging: Executed Iranian Nuclear Scientist Unfairly Tried, Said He was Innocent: Mother (Reuters) An analysis of the failed logic of the Libya bombings: the same process that brought ISIS into the region is being […]

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