Archive for October, 2021

News and Analysis 10/9/21

Saturday, October 9th, 2021

“The conflation of anti-Zionism and antisemitism is a long-term strategy and the effect on the Australian media is obvious. It is a proven way to silence critics, ensure questions remain unanswered and media coverage muted” …

… as exemplified by Israel’s stranglehold on FaceBook and Pay Pal and the smear campaign against an activist-journalist-photographer’s coverage of Israeli human rights violations:

The Hazaris demand the right to defend themselves from terrorists the Taliban cannot control. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) never abridged the right of his people to keep and bear arms; why do the Taliban?

A Muslim feminist wonders whether her thoughtful article on the hijab was “an unwitting continuation of the tradition of Western colonizers who condemned the veiling of women while they invaded and plundered foreign lands”:

In the cities women could go to schools and get jobs with the corrupt puppet government, but in the rural areas the U.S. only brought death:

Academics accuse Professor David Miller’s critics of using “false allegations and the weaponisation of the positive impulses of anti-racism so as to silence anti-racist debate”:

“Afghan textbooks teach different schools of Muslim religious law separately. They also keep religion out of secular subjects.” Not so in Pakistan:

“Security forces in Indian Kashmir have detained more than 300 people for questioning in recent days as they try to stem a wave of targeted killings that has spread panic among minority groups”:

Iran continues it’s proxy face-off with the U.S. in Iraq at the ballot box, directly negotiates with the Taliban, and meets with Syria’s dictator even as it is a major player in the civil war there:

News and Analysis 10/6/21

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Israel trains Panamanian police how to recognize people who deserve to die: They look like Arabs:

Frances Haugen last worked at Facebook “on tracking Chinese participation on the platform, surveilling, say, Uyghur populations around the world” …

… and reports that “Facebook was well aware of incendiary anti-Muslim narratives being promoted on the platform in India” …

… as Time magazine asks:

Palestinian human rights group accuses PayPal of denying services to West Bank and Gaza Palestinians “while providing full access to Israeli settlers living illegally in the West Bank”:

As “tensions mount between Iran and Azerbaijan over Baku’s ties with Israel, a major arms supplier” …

… is in talks with Russia, Pakistan, and even Saudi Arabia; will the U.S. be next?

“Israeli acknowledgement of its nuclear capabilities would likely force it to join Iran as a signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)”:

No group has claimed credit for the killings of a pharmacist, a street food vendor, and a cab driver:

His family is pleading with Iran to let Baquer Namazi, in need of “surgery to open a near complete blockage of the two main arteries that supply blood to his brain, … leave the country”:

The man Donald Trump called a “hostage” turns out to be a would-be bigamist who sought to marry a younger Iranian woman while secretly married to a U.S. permanent resident who had filed domestic violence charges against him:

News and Analsis 10/3/21

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Everyone agrees saving lives is good thing, but the U.S. Congress is only interested in saving Israeli lives, not Palestinian ones:

Iran will not go back to talks unless Biden proves he is “serious”:

Stand With Kashmir accuses Twitter, Facebook and Instagram of censoring Kashmiris with no other means of expression “by removing content, blocking important accounts that provide information, and restricting the reach of content”:

“Washington has lent Riyadh critical support since the initial Saudi-led intervention. Now, the United States “has a responsibility to help clean up the mess it helped create'”:

“I strongly condemn this vandalism and urge the administration, especially Jammu and Kashmir Police, to identify the culprits so they can be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law” — Omar Abdullah, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference VP:

“Young evangelicals remain to be convinced of Christian Zionism. And they very well may not be”: