Month: October 2019

  • News and Analysis (10/31/19)

    President Trump praises a military dog that helped corner Al-Bhagdadi, but has, also, used (like a dog)” as an insult: By Praising Baghdadi-Cornering K-9, Trump Stirs Islam’s Complicated Dog History — and His Own (Roll Call) “The main problem is not with the test itself, but with the fact the test is implying that immigrants […]

  • News and Analysis (10/29/19)

    CAIR demands release of evidence after attorneys filed an affidavit by an witness “who was in the warehouse at the time of the shooting, that said Abdullah didn’t have a gun and was shot while he was on his back”: FBI’s Killing of Detroit Muslim Leader 10 Years Ago Haunts Communities (Detroit Free Press) Instead of […]

  • News and Analysis (10/27/19)

    Trump thanked “Russia, Turkey, Syria and Iraq, as well as Kurdish fighters in Syria for their support”: ISIL Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Killed in Syria, Confirms Trump (Al-Jazeera) When the Fourth Amendment is not observed when it comes to citizens from the Middle East: An American Citizen Was Detained While Trying to Pay a Customs […]

  • News and Analysis (10/25/19)

    One demonstrator says, “The current system has done nothing for us,” and another, a lawyer, calls for a new constitution”: Iraqi Police Open Fire to Disperse Protesters on Baghdad Streets (Al-Jazeera) “It’s been over six months since the defendants, including the FBI, the Departments of Justice, State and Homeland Security, received the FOIA request, without […]

  • News And Analysis (10/23/19)

    Have Lebanon’s decades-long and now Iraq’s sectarian power-sharing systems come to hamper democracy?: An Arab Autumn: The Hidden Political Poison That Iraq And Lebanon Are Really Protesting About ( Trump is not pulling U.S. troops out from the Mideast, he is just strategically relocating them around the ragion: No, Trump isn’t Bringing Troops Home: Not […]

  • News and Analysis (10/21/19)

    When Tehran became a haven for both Jewish and Catholic Polish refugees coming from Soviet Central Asia in World War II: When Iran Welcomed Jewish Refugees (Foreign Policy) At least four died and fifty were injured from “clashes with police that broke out over a social media post. A derogatory remark about the Prophet Muhammad […]

  • News and Analysis (10/19/19)

    Despite recent hostility between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two regional rivalry sine 1979, the two are systematically measuring their behavior to avoid a military confrontation … Diplomatic Stalemate Fuels Dangerous Saudi-Iran Standoff (France 24) … and Iranian quiet reaction to the October 11 attack on the Iranian tanker shows that Iran wants to de-escalate […]

  • News and Analysis (10/17/19)

    “The Court rejects a student’s argument that by requiring her to accurately know what belief defines a Muslim the school was forcing her to adopt that belief”: Islam in Public School Challenge Rejected by Supreme Court (Bloomberg) “Giuliani is not registered as a foreign lobbyist, as he would be required to do if he were […]

  • News and Analysis (10/14/19)

    “SAUDI ARABIA MAY be this country’s top arms customer, but we are not their protector and our military forces are not their mercenaries”: The US Shouldn’t Take Military Action Against Iran (The Boston Globe) “[A]s the US draws back from the Middle East, the countries of the region are increasingly getting caught up in risky foreign […]

  • News and Analysis (10/12/19)

    Despite U.S. pressure … Turkey Syria Offensive: US Builds Pressure to Halt Incursion Against Kurds (BBC) “Turkey has vowed to push forward with its offensive targeting Kurdish forces in Syria despite continued international criticism” … 100,000 Flee as Turkish Offensive Pushes into Syria (Deutsche Welle) … even though some ISIS detainees escaped from prison and “women […]

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