Month: September 2020

  • Explaining the Paradox in the New Muslim Poll

    Dalia Mogahedand and Azka Mahmood have released ISPU’s new annual poll on national conversations with the voices of everyday Americans (“American Muslim Poll 2019: Predicting and Preventing Islamophobia“). Their poll of Muslim attitudes includes a remarkable paradox: of all religious groups surveyed Muslims were least likely to approve of President Trump’s governance and most likely […]

  • News and Analysis (9/29/20)

    Erdogan sides with Azerbaijan against Armenia “to boost his credentials with nationalists and distract from perpetual economic crisis at home” while Iran whose Azerbaijani community may be up to one fourth of its the population take a pragmatic approach: Perspectives | While Turkey Encourages Karabakh Violence, Iran Fears Domestic Strife (Eurasia) “UAE served as the […]

  • News and Analysis (9/27/20)

    Two SFSU professors expect the university to “seriously and publicly challenge Zoom’s attempt to control higher education and the content of our curriculum and classrooms”: YouTube, Zoom and Facebook Censor Leila Khaled for Israel (Electronic Intifada) Mohammed Ali al-Houthi says that “the word terrorism is a floating term that the United States could not define” […]

  • News and Analysis (9/24/20)

    “Israeli law works in favour of settlers by allowing only Jews to claim property they owned prior to 1948, while denying the same right to Palestinians. In Silwan, some of the families have been in their homes for up to 60 years”: ‘Between Fire and Fuel’: Palestinians in Jerusalem Town Face Eviction Orders (Middle East Eye) […]

  • News and Analysis (9/21/20)

    A Scottboro school board candidate wants to “ban Islam,” insists that the Constitution prohibits Muslim s from holding public office, and accuses Jewish-Hungarian holocaust survivor George Soros of being a Nazi: Board Candidate Defends Anti-Muslim Posts (Scottsdale Progress) No longer satisfied to claim that the Constitution gives him dictatorial power over the United States, Trump […]

  • News and Analysis (9/18/20)

    That Jacob Blake’s father recited a Muslim prayer after the “police gunned down his son in Kenosha” evokes “just how deeply embedded Islam is within the Black community”: ‘At the Intersection of Two Criminalized Identities’: Black and Non-Black Muslims Confront a Complicated Relationship with Policing and Anti-Blackness (Time) If Pompeo “intends to enforce the non-existent […]

  • News and Analysis (9/15/20)

    Cleared of all charges by the courts, he was sucked into a nightmare “beyond the reach of the U.S. judiciary. Within the realm of ICE, there would be no public documents, no legal hearings;” yet he held onto his faith that “[a]n innocent, independent, wise individual will prevail in any situation”: The Man Who Refused […]

  • News and Analysis (9/12/20)

    There are still some “progressives” who deny the Israel’s apartheid and settler colonialism, but after decades of persistent oppression of the indigenous people of Palestine, that’s become a harder row to hoe: Zionism Split the Women’s Movement in the ’70s. Will It Do the Same to BLM? (972 Magazine) Bahrain, where a Sunni monarchy rules […]

  • News and Analysis (9/10/20)

    Only one of the public officials asked to dissociate themselves from the hate group have done so: Facebook Takes Down Trump-friendly Group that Posed Anti-Muslim Message (Orange County Register) Should government dictate the language of a people? Dubious Future of Languages in Kashmir (Kashmir Observer) As women have taken their case to social media,” police […]

  • News and Analysis (9/7/20)

    “Muslim minorities in Montenegro … felt threatened” and Muslims in neighboring states feared “another genocide” when the then incumbent, now defeated, Democratic Party of Socialists “inflamed ethnic tensions to take attention away from corruption scandals”: How the Use of Ethnonationalism Backfired in Montenegro (Aljazeera) “Dr Kafeel Khan was released on Tuesday after spending seven months […]

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