Archive for February, 2021

News and Analysis (2/5/21)

Friday, February 5th, 2021

UN Tribunal Court says it “finds consequently that it has jurisdiction … to entertain the application filed by the Islamic Republic of Iran” following U.S. sanctions being reimposed:

Prosecution lawyer Georges-Henri Beauthier denies the immunity accorded diplomats under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations:

After reports saying that the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation elections will include Muslim BJP candidates, the party ends up fielding no minority candidates:

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu names a Muslim Likud party MP for the first time in history:

In response to assassination of Qasem Soleimani, FM Mohammad Zarif strongly suggests U.S. stop intervening in Iraq:

UAE and Bahrain join Israel to create an anti-Iran alliance to run “parallel to the Biden administration”:

CAIR sues “Alabama Department of Corrections” after imam is not allowed to pray with Muslim Death Row inmate at his execution:

BBC reports of rape, sexual abuse, and torture in Uyghur concentration camps …

… while in Europe, Muslims draw parallels to ethnic groups before and during the Holocaust with the rise in prevalence of far-right groups:

His increasing activism “since the killing of his friend George Floyd, whom Jackson called his ‘twin’ … as well as the influence of friends, has intensified his years long attraction to the religion of Islam”:

News and Analysis (2/3/21)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Against Biden’s campaign promise, the current U.S. administration is planning to keep troops in Afghanistan despite the military intervention’s failure:

Remains of a mosque in Tiberias dating back to companions of the Prophet (pb\uh) show that “early Muslim rulers—who governed an overwhelmingly non-Muslim population—adopted a tolerant approach toward other faiths” over 1400 years ago:

The main goals of the first female elected to head Britain’s largest Muslim organization are to “tackle Islamophobia, inspire other Muslim women to go for leadership roles, and encourage ethnic minorities to get COVID-19 vaccinations”:

“Muslim daughters have better chances of” surviving infancy.” BJP plans to implement Uniform Civil Code on the pretext of promoting “gender equality” is a sham as  long as Muslim women feel “threatened and under siege” by the majority community around them:

The “situation normalises a state of affairs in which France’s anticlerical, secular establishment punishes individuality and religious difference, today especially that of Muslims”:

The “social anthropologist whose research revealed the extent of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Iran, was found guilty of conspiring with hostile foreign powers in November 2020, among other charges”:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says the U.S. retains “a robust presence in the Middle East to respond” despite the withdrawal of the USS Nimitz:

“A coalition of 180 rights group” is calling for a boycott on the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics for “human rights abuses against ethnic minorities”, including Uyghur Muslims:

“Israel’s duties under international law after more than 50 years of occupation with no end in sight far exceed just offering some vaccines when it has capacity, but rather providing Palestinians in the occupied territory with equitable access to the vaccine on par with what it provides its own citizens” — Human Rights Watch: