Month: July 2020

  • News and Analysis (7/30/20)

    Will Trump continue to pushing “a candidate whose public statements have evinced intolerance to Islam at a time when the military and the rest of the country is reckoning with America’s painful legacy of discrimination”: Senate Hearing Canceled for Controversial Pentagon Nominee Anthony Tata (Defense News) Thanks to Erdogan’s backfiring forced religious education campaign students […]

  • News and Analysis (7/28/20)

    Hajj pilgrims honor the sacrifice of Abraham, and “the Maryland Hajj ended with rented sheep ambling in small petting enclosures and a station where Eldadah said families donated a total of $2,000 to Americans in need”: COVID-19 Denied Her a Pilgrimage, So This Maryland Muslim Woman Made a Drive-Thru Version (WAMU) “President Erdogan is helping […]

  • News and Analysis (7/26/20)

    “‘They all want to kill us’; that’s something you hear in Israel. But as an officer in the Jenin district, I met loads of Palestinians daily. I realized that just isn’t true”: A Young Man Left London to Join Israel’s Army Because He Wanted to Defend the Jewish People but Now Believes the Treatment of […]

  • News and Analysis (7/24/20)

    “I’m not saying the police are perfect. White supremacy is the enemy. It’s everywhere. It’s within all institutions in America” — Imam Khalid Shahid: Muslim Activists Say It’s Time to Join Black Lives Matter Calls to Reform Law Enforcement (Texas Observer) “The Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has prompted many Afghan and Rohingya Muslim refugees to […]

  • News and Analysis (7/22/20)

    Because the “legislation … is unlikely to be embraced in the Republican-led Senate, … it appears the issue will be fought out in the US presidential election contest”: US House Poised to Vote on Reversing Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ (Aljazeera) African-American Muslims want to know why Arab-American Muslims are peddling alcohol, pork, and racism: Un-HolyLand? An […]

  • Sincere Advice for ErdoÄŸan on Hagia Sophia

    The Vatican message marking the advent of Ramadan this year, addressing “Christians and Muslims: Protecting Together the Places of Worship,” says, “For both Christians and Muslims, churches and mosques are spaces reserved for prayer, personal and communitarian alike. They are constructed and furnished in a way that favors silence, reflection and meditation. They are spaces […]

  • News and Analysis (7/19/20)

    “The secret authorization–issued sometime in 2018–offered the US spy agency more freedom to both conduct cyber operations and choose its targets without the White House’s approval”: Report: CIA Conducted Cyber Attacks Against Iran, Russia After Secret Trump Order in 2018 (Forbes) “Iranian law allows those convicted to appeal again even after an appeals court has […]

  • News and Analysis (7/15/20)

    After a Muslim employee’s report that George Floyd tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill led to the accused’s murder by police, the store’s Muslim owner says that it “will no longer call the police on customers”: At the Doorstep of Unity of Purpose Within a Diverse Faith Community (Milwaukee Independent) All opposition parties condemned […]

  • News and Analysis (7/12/20)

    After decades of violating the Qur’anic commandment Sudan scrapes laws that made it illegal for non-Muslims to drink alcohol and that criminalized conversion from Islam “potentially punishable by death”: Sudan Allows Alcohol Consumption, Decriminalises Leaving Islam (APF / Deccan Herald) Palestinian-Dutch supermodel Bella Hadid says that the removal her post reflects a trend “to restrict […]

  • News and Analysis (7/9/20)

    While numbers of US businesses were shut out of the Relief packages, pro-Israeli nonprofit organizations benefited heavily: Israel Affinity Organizations and Businesses Received Millions in Forgivable PPP Loans (WRMEA) “Palestinian residents face widespread discrimination, most lack citizenship and many live in fear of being forced out” … Jerusalem Offers a Grim Model for a Post-Annexation […]

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