Archive for November, 2020

News and Analysis (11/6/20)

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin and Oklahoma elect their first ever Muslim legislators …

… and a Muslim woman defeats the incumbent mayor of a California city:

“Osama Joda, a 23-year-old Muslim was hailed as a hero for risking his life during the horrifying ideal which saw a convicted IS supporter kill at least 4 people and injure dozens more” …

… but two Muslims of Turkish origin thanked by the mayor for bringing the wounded to safety are now denying allegations of past association with an ultranationalist Turkish organization:

The Israelis have discovered that an effective way to persuade people to leave their homes is to burn them down:

Israeli settlers increase their attacks on olive farmers during harvest season …

… and the U.N. notes with disapproval that “Israeli Security Forces intervened in clashes between Palestinians and settlers, including by shooting tear gas canisters and rubber bullets, resulting in the injury of olive harvesters, and forcing them to leave the groves”:

“While Iran has long been pro-bitcoin, having regulated the crypto industry since August 2019, the country made a major move last week to take cryptocurrency adoption to the next level”:

“All the charts mapping out interests, American or international, aren’t convincing enough to explain how, in a matter that’s so clear-cut and obvious – the illegality and injustice of the occupation, the rush toward establishing an apartheid state and the suffering of the Palestinian people, … there’s no difference between U.S. administrations”:

The other jackboot drops as India imposes laws on Jammu and Kashmir without their approval:

 

 

News and Analysis (11/3/20)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Across the U.S., the number of Muslim candidates has risen almost 30% since 2018. Muslim leaders in the San Francisco Bay area agree that behind Muslim civic engagement is the principle that “any injustice toward anyone is an injustice toward all”:

Pollsters believe that Israeli-Americans are voting for Trump, but Palestinian Americans in Jerusalem fear voting will flag their U.S. citizenship causing them to be “stripped of their Israeli residency rights in the city”:

“The Chinese government often accuse Uyghurs like my father for being two-faced or being separatists. If they are in even higher positions like my father, they would be accused of abusing power to seek profit” — Subi Mamat Yuksel:

“[P]rotesters were chanting slogans including ‘We want freedom’ and ‘Go India, go back’. No one was reported wounded in the clashes” that erupted after the assassination:

Not a single instance of wars justified “in the name of protecting national interest, exporting democracy, promoting free-market economic development, and protecting human rights” has “improved the long-term US national security, let alone the security of Middle Easterners”:

Iran is now the worst hit nation in the Middle East, with almost one-third the reported per capita daily Covid infection rate of the U.S.:

“It is distressing to see J&K steep so low on administrative performance published in Public Affairs Index 2020, in spite of the bluster of the incumbent J&K government on governance” NC provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani:

“[W]hile election security officials had expected an uptick in foreign activity ahead of Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security’s top cyber official, Chris Krebs, told CNN that things have remained relatively calm with the exception of some ransomware attacks”: