Month: August 2017

  • New and Analysis (8/29/17)

    The most religious Muslims by conventional standards (42% pray five times a day and 65% say religion is very important in their life) agree “that there is room for multiple interpretations of the teachings of Islam”: U.S. Muslims Are Religiously Observant, but Open to Multiple Interpretations of Islam (Pew Research) “[I]t’s important to separate cultural practices […]

  • News and Analysis (8/26/17)

    The US president fails to learn from the mistakes of others, ignoring “the lessons that Mikhail Gorbachev and the USSR took from the conflict almost 30 years ago”: As Trump Doubles Down on Afghanistan, Russians Shake Their Heads (Christian Science Monitor) The mayor and the planning board were satisfied that a mosque would have no […]

  • News and Analysis (8/23/17)

    Trump’s capitulation to the Neocon agenda threatens the alliance with Pakistan without offering any meaningful hope for the Afghani people besieged by Taliban warriors and oppressed by a corrupt government: Neocons Cheer Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy (The Hill) Pakistan Rejects Role of ‘Scapegoat for U.S. Failures’ in Afghanistan (Reuters) Afghanistan’s Deeper Challenge (Christian Science Monitor) In […]

  • News and Analysis (8/20/17)

    Mosque of England, anyone? Instead of separating church and state, the Brits are creating a central Muslim religious authority which could be a first step in a state takeover of Islam Britain: New National Council to Issue Progressive Rulings for Britain’s Muslims (Guardian) A “planned ‘anti-Islam’ rally … only spurred a celebration of diversity, anti-fascism and […]

  • News and Analysis (8/17/17)

    Do you think that anyone who makes fun of Islam in front of Muslims dies on the spot? That’s not the experience of these R-rated American-Muslim comedians … Did You Hear the One About Muslims Who Tell Profane Jokes About Islam? (Slate) … on the other hand when fascists who maliciously publish fabricated falsehoods accusing […]

  • News and Analysis (8/14/17)

    In an “‘unusual order’ [that] questions the patriotism of the minority [Muslim] community[, the] government recently directed all madrassas to hold celebrations on Independence Day and videograph the event”: UP Govt Orders Madrassas to Record Independence Day Celebrations: Muslim Clerics Evoke Mixed Response (First Post) Mysogeny is the problem. A  2014 study  “of the 940 suspects […]

  • News and Analysis (8/11/17)

    Torture included sleep deprivation, slamming them into walls, stuffing them into coffin-like boxes, exposing them to extreme temperatures, [starvation], … water torture, and chaining them in [painful] positions”: Judge Denies Psychologists’ Effort to Stop Lawsuit Filed by ACLU on Behalf Of CIA Torture Victims (ACLU) The bill “calls for jailing police chiefs, sheriffs and possibly […]

  • News and Analysis (8/9/17)

    The White House denies there has ever “been a serious attack …. or … plot … unconnected from ISIS or al Qaeda,” and explains Trump’s lack of sympathy as suspicion the mosque bombing was a false flag operation: Muslim Leaders Condemn White House Official Gorka’s Claim Mosque Attack Could Have Been ‘Fake’ (Newsweek) Hate crimes […]

  • News and Analysis (8/7/17)

    Saturday’s IED bombing at an American mosque after months arson at a string of mosques elicits a “collective yawn” from media and politicians: Anti-Muslim Violence Is Everywhere—Except in the American Media (Daily Beast) Two cases before the Supreme Court will test whether the First Amendment can protect those with whom a majority profoundly disagree: Muslim […]

  • News and Analysis (8/4/17)

    Instead of trying to intimidate a potential aggressor, strike up a friendly conversation with the target: New Campaign Teaches How to Help When a Muslim Is Harassed (NPR) “We could have closed our eyes and we would have thought it was LDS people speaking on that panel”: Utah Muslim Women Encourage Honest Dialogue About Islam […]

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