Month: June 2018

  • News and Analysis (6/29/18)

    The most bitter irony of U.S. withdrawal from JCPOA is that it is the U.S. not Iran that was in violation of the agreement to start with: The United States’ Failures with JCPOA Compliance (NIAC) India claims that that they do not recognize unilateral restrictions imposed by the United States, and that their plans for […]

  • News and Analysis (6/27/18)

    The Supreme Court grants the President a privilege it denied the Colorado Civil Rights Division … Squaring the SCOTUS Decision on the Muslim Ban with the Masterpiece Cakes Decision Is a Disturbing Exercise (Minaret of Freedom Institute) … yet travel ban is not only discriminatory (as noted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor), but ineffective since religion and […]

  • Squaring the SCOTUS Decision on the Muslim Ban with the Masterpiece Cakes Decision Is a Disturbing Exercise

    When confronted with many interesting and important questions about how to weigh religious freedom against the government’s place in fighting invidious discrimination in the Masterpiece Cakes case, the Supreme Court of the United States chose to sidestep all questions but one. They said they didn’t need to decide whether a creative designer of cakes should […]

  • News and Analysis (6/26/18)

    By ruling that “when a president is acting within his executive authority, the court should defer to what the president says his intention is, no matter the underlying reality” the Supreme Court repeats its denial that “the internment of Japanese-Americans [was] based on racial prejudice” … A Decision That Will Live in Infamy (Bloomberg) … […]

  • News and Analysis (6/24/18)

    “HEART educators have been talking about sex and sexual assault for nearly a decade, creating their own #MeToo movement even before it had a name. The organization … puts sex education in a cultural context”: Muslim Sex Educators Forge Their Own #MeToo Movement (NPR) Far right groups are using the FBI as a tool to “to […]

  • News and Analysis (6/21/18)

    “[F]ear kills freedom, and people, even those who claim to care about individual liberty, will think and behave in opposition to their values and their interests when they’re afraid” — Dalia Mogahed: The Twisted View of Muslim Americans in the Trump Era (Slate) “I wanted to talk about how a republican value like secularism is […]

  • News and Analysis (6/20/18)

    A Circuit Court judge “concluded … that being a journalist in Syria placed on a kill list by your own government might constitute a violation of your First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendment rights”: You Might Have a ‘Uniquely Compelling’ Reason to Find Out Whether Your Government Has Placed You on a Kill List (Reason) The Iranian […]

  • News and Analysis (6/17/18)

    An on the scene reporter explains how the PA uses Israeli-style tactics to quash demonstrations and to prevent the press from reporting about them and the “bizarre feeling when everyone around you is more scared of Palestinian forces than they are of the Israeli army”: Protests in Ramallah: Does the PA Actually Care About Palestinians? […]

  • News and Analysis (6/15/18)

    The U.N. overwhelmingly (120-8) rejects the U.S. attempt to blame Hamas for Israeli violence against civilian demonstrators: UN Slams ‘Excessive’ Israeli Force Against Palestinians in Gaza (Al-Jazeera) PACT officials “told her that they felt bad about doing so, but felt that their funding would be in jeopardy if they proceeded to honor her. [F]or Muslim […]

  • News and Analysis (6/13/18)

    Contrary to the stereotype, fifteen of the 23 countries with the most highly educated women have Muslim majorities: Education of Muslim Women Is Limited by Economic Conditions, Not Religion (Pew Research) Trump says he is hopeful Iran will sign a new deal similar to (and as vague and unverifiable?) as what he calls the “real […]

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