Archive for April, 2020

News and Analysis (4/6/20)

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Images of Muslims congregating for prayer before the lockdown have been circulated falsely claiming they show violations of the lockdown:

Muslim leaders remind Tablight Jamaat missionaries, “The Prophet himself has asked to take precautions, follow community guidelines at the time of crisis. It is non- Islamic to dishonour the efforts of doctors”:

With the number of new daily coronavirus cases in decline, Rouhani will allow resumption of “low-risk” business activity …

… but the jump in stock prices is probably an artifact of inflationary monetary policies:

Calls emerge sources as varied as humanitarian groups to scientists to world officials to rival Arab states to American politicians to ease sanctions on Iran:

On Saturday Iran rejects US accusation of plotting the murder of Iranian dissident and suggests US consistent behavior to escalate tensions:

Trump was reminded on Wednesday that he needs Congress approval for military action against Iran:

Limited resources exacerbate the threat posed by the coronavirus from returnees to Palestine and Afghanistan:

“Nine suspected militants and three soldiers were killed in two separate incidents in Indian-administered Kashmir … as authorities enforced a lockdown to combat the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic”:

The Muslim community of Louisville forms a coronavirus response team to help anyone in need with food and hygiene product:

News and Analysis (4/4/20)

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Trump says he would help Iran if they asked, but they haven’t asked for medical help–only that the U.S. keep it’s promise to end sanctions …

… so his administration hints that he is ready for war:

“Forced cremations during coronavirus crisis flout WHO guidelines”:

“A Muslim-led crowdfunding campaign has raised nearly $500,000 to offer micro-grants to low-income American families whose livelihoods have been hurt by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus”

“Muslims are not a monolith … This is not The Muslim love story, it’s A Muslim love story”:

Journalists are concerned by Iran’s “decision to suspend all newspaper printing and distribution in the country, where newsgathering and distribution is already tightly restricted”:

As Israeli officials threaten medical annexation of the West Bank

… Israeli settlers exploit the lockdown to spring a wave of violence against the indigenous people …

… but Palestinians resist:

After a Muslim missionary group was slow to comply with the physical distancing guidelines, Hindu nationalists started false rumors that Muslims were deliberately engaging in “Coronajihad”:

Recommended reading while waiting for the crisis to pass:

News and Analysis (4/1/20)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Jon Utley, publisher of The American Conservative, backer of antiwar.com, and a dear friend to the Minaret of Freedom Institute who “had the courage others admitted that they lacked” will be sorely missed:

Israel intensified violence against Palestinians even in the corona crisis …

… but mass media ignores the truth that compared to the thirty Israelis killed by rockets from Gaza 5851 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes:

Palestinians have suffered quarantine for long: it is an Israeli-imposed quarantine …

… and now, short of resources, the Palestinian authority has put its own stringent measures on tourists, and Palestinians returning from Israel, the main source of infections:

Despite Iran’s weakened economy, Rouhani promised Iranians that “state health insurance would cover 90% of coronavirus-linked costs of patients” …

… even as “Iran’s Coronavirus Combat Taskforce issued a decree suspending all newspaper printing, delivery, and distribution,” using the COVID-19 pandemic as its excuse:

Despite reported opposition by Pompeo, US eases Iran sanction to help fight COVID-19:

Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa calls for an interfaith partnership that extends beyond the corona crisis:

A Kashmiri Muslim woman donated her pilgrimage savings to help an welfare organization in Jumma fight the coronavirus:

“More than 130,000 Afghans have fled the coronavirus outbreak convulsing Iran to return home to Afghanistan amid fears they are bringing new infections with them to the conflict-ridden and impoverished country”:

“Ismael was only 13 years old without any pre-existing health conditions and sadly he died without any family members close by due to the highly infectious nature of COVID-19″: