Month: March 2017

  • News and Analysis (3/30/17)

    Rejecting the government’s request he lift or narrow the order, the judge  made it a preliminary injunction so parts of the ban “can’t be enforced until the case makes its way through the court system”; … Hawaii Federal Judge Extends Block on Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban (Slate) … “every jihadist who conducted a lethal attack inside […]

  • News and Analysis (3/27/17)

    “After witnessing the car-and-knife attack from his office window, Muddassar Ahmed launched a crowdfunding campaign” … London Attack: Muslim raises over $30,000 for victims (Al-Jazeera) … Muslims will let neither the far-right nor Daesh “define the British values that we hold[,] … to misrepresent us … [or] to define us. Because we are defined by a shared […]

  • News and Analysis (3/23/17)

    “The impact of this move will … fall on nine airlines, including Gulf-based carriers that U.S. airlines have been asking President Trump to punish since the day after his election“: Donald Trump’s Muslim Laptop Ban Could Be a Protectionist Scheme (The Intercept) Trying to understand the source of gender “inequality … they decided to re-read the […]

  • News and Analysis (3/20/17)

    This is the same man who previously sued a school principal “to keep a Bible quote on a door” and now “has failed to respond to [this school’s] enquiries since issuing the [incendiary] press release: Texas Attorney General Falsely Accuses School for Providing Muslim-only Prayer Room (Independent) The appointment of the extremist priest suggests that […]

  • News and Analysis (3/18/17)

    “On St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish. Even Nigerian Muslim bank manager and sometime poet Albasheer Adam Alhassan”: Did Trump’s Irish Proverb Come From a Nigerian Muslim Poet? (NBC News) Trump departs “from former President Barack Obama’s policy, which prioritized deportations only of those convicted of serious crimes”: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to […]

  • News and Analysis (3/15/17)

    Judge “Watson said the state of Hawaii showed a strong likelihood of success in its claims that the order violates the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution” …  Hawaii Judge Halts Trump’s New Travel Ban Before It Can Go into Effect (Reuters) … Speaking of travel bans, when the head of the only country to […]

  • “The People’s Lawyer and the Blind Sheikh”

    [This is an abridged version of Hajj Mauri’s remembrance of Lynn Stewart.] Remembering Lynne Stewart: “The People’s Lawyer” By El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan Unusual among America’s recent political prisoners, Lynn Stewart  was not young, male, or Muslim. The establishment would have us believe that Lynne Stewart was a lawyer of little consequence before she encountered a […]

  • Islam: The Religion of Libertarianism?

    [An interview with Minaret of Freedom Institute President Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad reprinted from] Islam: The Religion of Libertarianism? Posted by Old Man With Candy | Mar 13, 2017 | Interviews, Religion, Society | 116 | Dr. Dean Ahmad, President and Director, Minaret of Freedom In which a Palestinian Arab Muslim and a secular Zionist Jew find […]

  • News and Analysis (3/13/17)

    A rabbi and a minister declare, “Each of our religious traditions, Islam included, regard hospitality to those different from us as a sign of faith and obedience to God”: Jews and Christians Must Oppose Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban.’ Again (The Hill) “Germany, Austria and the Netherlands blocked Turkish attempts to hold rallies in those countries” demonstrating […]

  • News and Analysis (3/10/17)

    He hated Islam so much he wanted “to blow up a local mosque.” Then he learned what it teaches and now the retired Marine sergeant is president of the Islamic Center of Muncie: This College Student Hated Muslims. Now He Spreads the ‘Truth’ About Islam (US Today) “The university does not tolerate intolerance” — Libby Roerig, […]

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