Archive for March, 2019

News and Analysis (3/7/19)

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

As Democrats hastily try to rebalance the wording in their resolution …

… we wonder if their hair trigger for the woman who apologized for her insensitive remarks rather than the man unrepentant about defending real anti-Semites is because she’s black, Muslim, female, and calls out apartheid?

Elhady “she was put in a freezing holding cell for hours, causing him to shake uncontrollably and his lips to turn blue. He was eventually taken to a hospital for treatment”:

An ex-CIA officer is shocked by an article “based on the premise that war with Iran is desirable for the United States and, acting behind the scenes, Israel, so it is therefore necessary to come up with an excuse to start it”:

Israel brazenly “claims that water sources in the area are illegal … [although] the water comes from wells in the village and inside Palestinian lands”:

Not allowed to select her own counsel “she refused to attend the trial” where she was convicted in absentia on charges of “encouraging corruption and prostitution” (i.e., defending woman who remove their headscarves):

News and Analysis (3/4/19)

Monday, March 4th, 2019

“The increased contacts between the evangelical community and the Arab world could certainly contribute to changes in how Arab countries conduct their ties with Israel”:

“Calculating that both the public and many in the political elite would rally behind him, his wager compelled key Iranian leaders to renew their confidence in him” …

… In Zarif’s view, the [ anti-terrorism financing] law is essential to help the European Union develop a way of getting around American sanctions. But opponents of the law … bogged the legislation down … committee”:

Two supporters of Israel warn that the failure of Kushner’s plan for the Palestinians to exchange core values such as right of return for economic incentives will come”with a cost” to Israel:

“For first time since 2014, some 800 Palestinians are permitted to leave for Umrah pilgrimage via the Rafah crossing”:

Noting that in the Qur’an, “monogamy was the rule and polygamy a restricted exception,” Egypt’s grand mufti argued that the practice is “often an injustice to women and children”:

More than a response to “heightened anxiety … and fears of a growing tide of hate crime” Muslims believe that “there are certain cases where we feel if we had been around we could have served as a preventive service”:

“We have allowed national level politics to become a cancer on our state, to become a cancer on our legislature, to invade our chamber in a way that frankly makes me ashamed” — WV Republican House Speaker:

News and Analysis (3/1/19)

Friday, March 1st, 2019

If a U.S. citizen joins a terrorist organization at war with the U.S., you would expect the government to prosecute her under U.S. jurisdiction. Not the Trump administration:

Although the author finds that Islamic “concepts or practices that express religious freedom … fall short of a full and broadly” respecting that right, the “Muslim world … contains the potential for far more” religious freedom:

Poor job prospects “due to [his] past history” made finding him a job that allowed a beard “an undue pressure on public funds” so requiring he shave “is deemed to be an acceptable infringement of the religious freedom”:

Immigrants say that “officials at the detention center “ignored or denied” requests for “religiously compliant [meals], … to make their five daily prayers …, and to have access to … like prayer rugs and copies of the Quran”:

The court ruled regarding “a claim of illegal surveillance at Orange County mosques that the government could not cite state secrets privilege in denying a class action lawsuit brought by the ACLU”:

China no longer limits its repression of Islam and Muslims to its own citizens:

“One staff member was physically injured during the morning’s confrontations, and another official resigned after being accused of making anti-Muslim comments”:

Our European allies are not engaged in a bluff on Iran, but in “what the game theorist and nuclear strategist Thomas Schelling calls a tripwire“:

Self-styled “private mossads” hound American citizens and seek to alter the outcomes of American elections …

… “Probe finds ‘reasonable grounds to believe’ snipers intentionally shot at children, civilians during 2018 Gaza rallies” …

… “men, women and children said nothing would keep them away from the holy site”:

… To paraphrase Bob Dylan, “Like Pharaoh’s tribe it was drownded in the tide”:

“I’m comfortable covering my hair the same way you’re comfortable covering your tits. And it’s not for me to say you’re oppressed by your top and your bra”: