Month: September 2017

  • News and Analysis (9/29/17)

    Iran’s FM also called for negotiations for release of American detained in Iran in exchange for Iranians “in prison for technical violations of sanctions that no longer apply today”: Iran Scolds Trump for an ‘Alternative Fact’ Tweet Sbout a Missile Launch (Christian Science Monitor) A narrowed “interpretation of the Islamic religion and identity … marginalizes […]

  • News and Analysis (9/26/17)

    “[I]f Trump issued an order to ban blacks from the Cabinet but then added Venezuelans and North Koreans. It would still be just as racist” … Trump’s New Travel Restrictions: Still a Muslim Ban, Still Outrageous (Forbes) … “this issue is far from resolved. Here are some questions looking at how we got here, and […]

  • President Rouhani’s Meeting with American Muslim Leaders

    [These are my notes of President Rouhani’s meeting with American Muslim community leaders during his visit to the United Nations (UN) on Sept. 19, 2017. Pres. Rouhani spoke in Farsi. These notes are NOT a transcription of the official translation, but they represent my impression of the meaning of his remarks. I apologize in advance […]

  • News and Analysis (9/23/17)

    “[R]eligious differences are not the only reason Rohingya are being forced out.” Myanmar will seize 3 million acres in Rakhine state paying the owners little or no compensation … Business Ties Complicate Muslim States’ Response to Rohingya (Philadelphia Tribune) … as the crisis grows to unbearable proportions … Rohingya Refugee Camps Swell to Dramatic Proportions […]

  • News and Analysis (9/20/17)

    “It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by ‘rogue’ newcomers to the world of politics: the world will have lost a great opportunity” — Iranian President Rouhani: Iran Says It Does Not Expect U.S. to Leave Nuclear Deal (Reuters) Seven months after the Muslim group bought land for a […]

  • News and Analysis (9/17/17)

    Nor only is “banking while Arab” a crime, but so is being the wife or daughter of an Arab trying to make a deposit: Kansas Bank Has Entire Arab-American Family Arrested After Father Tries to Deposit Check from Home Sale (Alternet) “Protests are banned in Saudi Arabia, as are political parties. Unions are illegal, the […]

  • News and Analysis (9/14/17)

    “The justices have agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October”: US Supreme Court Allows Donald Trump to Uphold ‘Muslim Travel Ban’ Restriction on Refugees (Independent) “During Aung San Suu […]

  • News and Analysis (9/11/17)

    “The top Buddhist leader is the latest Nobel peace laureate to speak out against the violence, which … may have killed more than 1,000 people, most of them Rohingya” … ‘Very sad’ Dalai Lama Says Buddha Would Have Helped Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya (South China Morning Post) … but the one Nobel peace laureate in a […]

  • News and Analysis (9/8/17)

    Even in Morocco, fighting the equation of Judaism with Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians can be an uphill battle: Morocco’s Muslim Monarch Is Trying to Preserve The Country’s Jewish History—Before It’s Too Late (Newsweek) The government accuses Muslims of “burning their own villages. But the BBC’s South East Asia correspondent … says he saw a […]

  • News and Analysis (9/5/17)

    He was an honest cop who thought what the department was “doing was wrong—it was completely stupid,” so they came down on him like a ton of bricks and ruined his life: The Trials of a Muslim Cop (New Yorker) “This claim comes just days after the U.S. denied their air assets were targeting the […]

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