Archive for September, 2021

News and Analysis 9/8/21

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

We have already explained in brief why most Afghanis cheer the American withdrawal, despite their previous unpleasant experience under Taliban rule.  For the gory details, read this:

Tunisia’s military is uniquely respected in the Arab world for staying out of politics, but now aspiring strong man Kais Saied has set an ominous precedent by sending soldiers and tanks to shut down the office of Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi’s office and the entire parliament:

“The late founder of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar, graduated from a Deobandi seminary in Pakistan, along with several other Taliban leaders”:

The  raids trigger “concerns of a further crackdown on press freedom in the [occupied] region”:

“Indian security forces are maintaining an armed guard around the grave of an iconic Kashmir separatist leader, amid mounting public anger over police footage of his funeral, which his family say they were barred from attending”:

Twenty year later the legacy of 9/11 still affects American Muslims:

The man Time magazine called  the “The Face of Buddhist Terror” has been freed and all charges dropped:

News and Analysis 9/6/21

Monday, September 6th, 2021

The far right and white supremacists were responsible for 73% of fatalities due to extremists in 2009-2018 and 57 of the 59 deaths due to extremists in 2019-2020, yet most of the billions of dollars on counterterrorism funding since 9/11 has been spent chasing after Muslims:

Notwithstanding the many Americans who “”wallow in bigotry against Muslims,” signs that the majority do not blame Islam for Muslim bad apples range from “from an American Muslim woman winning the Miss USA pageant .. to the lengthening roster of Muslims elected to public office“:

One of the “more than 80 … journalists, writers and influencer” victimized “on a mock app called Sulli Deals, a derogatory term for Muslim women typically used by right-wing Hindu men” says Indian men are threatened by assertive women and “vocal, outspoken Muslim women are the biggest level of threat in their eyes”:

Israel tries to leverage America’s default on the nuclear deal to provoke a war with Iran:

Partial restoration of Internet services on Friday did not include mobile services and “restrictions on mobile data connectivity will continue in Srinagar and Budgam”:

“Police in Indian-administered Kashmir have opened a case against the family members of late resistance leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under a harsh anti-terror law for allegedly raising anti-India slogans and wrapping his body in the Pakistani flag, officials say”:

News and Analysis 9/4/21

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

The death of a peaceful advocate of Kashmiri self-determination provides India with a pretext to double down on its repression:

New Zealanders distinguish between the lone wolf responsible for the ISIS-inspired attack and New Zealand’s  broader Muslim community which  raised over $11,000 for the victims overnight:

“Unprovoked attacks on Muslims by Hindu mobs have become routine in India, but they seem to evoke little condemnation from the government”:

Experts are “‘seriously concerned’ that the 48-year old’s confession was forced as a result of torture and ill-treatment”:

Iran’s new president is not the only obstacle. It is unlikely that Biden is “willing to spend the political capital that is required for” a return to the JCPOA: