Archive for June, 2022

News and Analysis 6/30/22

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

The U.S. accuses Iran of raising resolved old issues and unrelated new ones, but Iran blames a weak Biden administration, unable to guarantee “economic benefits”:

Among the detainees in the wake of protests over the execution of a Palestinian teenager is a young man the IDF beat as he lay asleep in his own bed:

“There can be no democracy or good governance in any society when the state and the judiciary become subservient to a single party, movement, or ideology”:

Taking advantage of “the indisputable right of every citizen to seek justice by recourse to competent court” in the Islamic Republic’s Constitution results in arrest and prosecution:

Prohibition of family visits and prolonged periods of solitary confinement are among the violations against over 4,700 prisoners in the 100 meter long letter:

“American-ish” is a nuanced “celebration in individuality whilst living and loving the collective experience of being a Muslim woman”:

The company hosting a website exposing “institutional support for the colonization of Palestine” says it will not give in to “cyber attacks, legal attacks and physical threats from hate groups”:

“Ikram was the first judge in the state’s history to wear a hijab on the bench and she was the first to swear the oath of office on a Quran”:

News and Analysis 6/28/22

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

A “fund allocated to … ‘create a better future’ for Palestinians … has been largely utilised to register land for illegal settlements and … to further Palestinian dispossession”:

The Committee to Protect Journalists called for the fact-checker’s immediate, unconditional release and for authorities to “cease harassing him … for his work:

“Israel continues to withhold the bodies of 104 Palestinians who have been killed since 2015, according to human rights groups”:

Naylor argues that firing him for publishing “inflammatory … comments” against Muslims and gays unconstitutionally restricts his right to express his Christian faith:

On Route 66,a couple “meeting  with authors, entrepreneurs, medical students, performers and others to better understand the centuries-long Muslim experience in the US”:

The “organisations address Israel’s impunity and the role of the international community in enabling the colonisation of Palestine”:

The “‘brutal killing in Udaipur apparently on the pretext of the insult to the Prophet’ … cannot be justified in any way and the act was against the law of the land and ‘our religion'”:

The formula is to use comedy “to distill deeper messages of faith, race and culture that would be a harder sell to the mainstream American audience”:

EU “official Enrique Mora … will pass messages between the Americans and Iranians”:

News and Analysis 6/26/22

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Busy with its own murderous agenda …

… the IDF couldn’t take time to protect a man from a stabbing, but made time to keep the victim from getting to the hospital before it was too late:

She includes youth detentions, vehicle theft, house demolitions, environmental degradation, invidious discrimination, and murder in a list of BJP offenses …

… while a Congress spokesperson criticizes forcing Jammu based employees to return to “duties in Kashmir valley without resolving” security issues:

Independent auditors say the open evidence shows he is innocent, but the Israelis, claiming “secret evidence,” beat him into a confession:

“[J]ournalists in Kashmir have faced ‘police interrogation, raids, threats, physical assault or criminal cases’ in relation to their work” …

… while in Iran, journalists face intimidation through fines, licensing, and cash subsidies:

The Mughals had some respect for the Khwaja Sara, while the “Sikh and Dogra rulers were indifferent,” but the British ostracized them and sought their elimination:

J Street, Indivisible, and the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft are among the groups perplexed at Biden’s perpetuation of Trump’s “disaster”:

“Almost on a daily basis, Israeli occupation forces carry out raids targeting populated Palestinian communities for arrests or searches”:

“[H]er links to senior British Conservative figures, her sports skills and study in London were enough evidence to brand her an MI6 spy”:

News and Analysis 6/24/22

Friday, June 24th, 2022

“Let’s be clear, states are trading their citizens’ First Amendment rights for what looks like unconditional support for a foreign government” …

… while in Scotland “the UK Lawyers for Israel told the Council that the City Councilors faced prosecution by anti-Terrorism legislation if they supported twinning” …

“[H]eavily-armed Israeli soldiers brutally assaulted a number of international activists and held two others for a long period”:

The U.N. confirms what we already knew about the murder of an American journalist and two dozen US senators are demanding that Biden investigate:

A Jewish girl and a Muslim girl, bullied at school for their religions, travel back in time to a time when “Jews, Muslims and Christians lived together in peace”:

A “new regulation increases [government] powers … over non-Muslim foundations, granting it a decision-making rather than a merely supervisory role”:

The “exhibition titled ‘Inspired by the East: How the Islamic world influenced Western art’” was really “Orientalist art: How the West viewed the East”:

“There are as many ways to be Muslim in America today as there are Muslims in America—around 3.5 million as of 2017”:

The fatwa reflects the Haqq Blockchain’s “use of proof-of-stake mining, dedication to charity and the decentralized nature of the ISLM coin”:

“I was not allowed to sit in the exam, with a hijab … I won’t be able to even sit in the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for admission to medical college”:

News and Analysis 6/23/22

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Will this Supreme Court ruling prevent the kind of anti-Muslim discrimination Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) faced in England?

The U.S. government is buying the Iranian fuel it prohibits its citizens from buying:

The Black Lives Movement helped raise concerns over Israel’s role in the militarization of American police:

Corrupt politicians used their “influence over the judiciary” to secure “rulings that halted the vote for president” preventing Sadr from forming a government”:

In suggesting a parallel between the first two caliphs and ISIS the film may deepen Sunni stereotypes of Shia Muslims:

The Palestinian-Israeli dispute isn’t the only example of Western and American media bias — just the most extreme:

“The report … may underline US concerns surrounding Israel’s more aggressive campaign, which has been blamed for a number of high profile killings recently” …

… even as Iran holds the U.S. responsible for monetary damages:

“Demonstrations—regularly met with violence from soldiers and Israeli settlers—have occurred almost weekly since” the Court’s decision …

… and neither the living nor the dead are not safe from Israeli violence:

“[F]ootage from the protest … at times shows police firing indiscriminately at the demonstrators, none of whom … appear to be carrying firearms”:

News and Analysis 6/20/22

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Don’t take our word for it. Joe Biden himself says his capitulation to the Saudis it has nothing “to do with energy. … [I]t has to do with national security … for Israelis”:

The parents of a woman having reached the age of majority under Muslim law cannot abridge her constitutional right to choose a husband:

Settler-colonists find shepherding as is “a tool for seizing the most land, with the least effort”:

“The US has yet to respond to the new proposal, which includes lifting sanctions imposed against an economic arm of the” IRGC:

“[M]ore than a month after Abu Akleh’s death it can be said with near certainty that her killers knew that she was a journalist and killed her for it”:

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has invited South Korea to follow Iraq’s lead in honoring its debts:

The colonial apartheid state’s ability “to maintain strong … ties with Western liberal democracies” makes it “an attractive model to illiberal … and authoritarian regimes”:

Barak, Netanyahu, and Morris are among prominent Zionists nervous about historical precedent that suggests Israel may begin to disintegrate by 2028:

Propaganda is not journalism:

News and Analysis 6/17/22

Friday, June 17th, 2022

Experts say that the bullet that killed a Palestinian-American journalist was “the same [as] used by Israeli forces … designed and manufactured in the United States”:

The Biden administration claimed diplomatic immunity for an IMF employee alleged to have tortured an American citizen in Egypt:

Getting an abortion six weeks into pregnancy was not an ethical dilemma for  the daughter of an Egyptian gynecologist whose religious tradition values her life:

The writer teared up when the heroine’s father quoted the Qur’an verse “If you save one life, you save the world”:

Biden’s trip “is a terrible mistake, especially when an equivalent, if not larger, supply of oil could be unlocked by meeting neighboring Iran’s terms for a new nuclear pact”:

“[D]uring the last few months, 13 Muslim civilians and six Hindu civilians – including ethnic Kashmiris – were killed by militants” in the BJP created pressure-cooker …

.. and the closing of hundreds of schools will only turn the pressure up further:

The case of tortured and beaten Christian exemplifies “the injustice of the Israeli judicial system and the total control of the Israeli intelligence service of its deliberations” …

… as another mainstream Christian church joins the call for ending the occupation and South Africa says it knows apartheid when it sees it:

“The decision not to punish any police commanders overseeing Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral was actually made in advance of the investigation into the officers’ attacks”:

Undercover Israelis “sneaked into the neighborhood in middle of the night and killed the three young men in cold blood … while they were inside a civilian vehicle”:

News and Analysis 6/15/22

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

For years Israel has been training Western police on how to apply military occupation tactics to domestic policing; now they openly participating in a London patrol:

“There are many documented cases in which the FBI’s army of 15,000 informants played the seminal role in the creation of a supposed ‘terrorist plot'”:

Kerala is an “example of Islam coming to India not with the invaders”:

Having never believed or practiced Islam she sought the court’s declaration “to reflect her actual faith and to prevent the image of Islam from being tarnished by her actions”:

An evident and yet unacknowledged war has broken out between Israel and Iran:

“Flooring, plastic pipes tainted by worker issues, says report;US law bans such goods made in remote region from June 21”:

Undercover PA security “and members of the student arm of the ruling party Fatah … reportedly assaulted students and journalists at a protest organised by the Islamic bloc”:

Amnesty International’s Aakar Patel says Indian authorities are “selectively and viciously cracking down on Muslims who dare to speak up … against the discrimination faced by them”:

The physical and mental health consequences of the siege of Gaza:

News and Analysis 6/12/22

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

Iran’s FM condemns “the silence of the international community and regional organization,” over Israeli missile strikes on sites south of the Syrian capital” …

… while Israel tries to blame Iran for its strike on an international airport in Syria:

The family of a Welfare Party of India activist denies ever receiving any show-cause order that their home was in violation of any laws:

Israel wants to take the land from its olive-growing owners “to expand illegal settlements nearby” …

… and a new high court  “ruling opened the way for one of the largest displacements since Israel captured the territory in the 1967 Middle East war”:

He supports free speech, but the British government dismissed him for his factual statement that the film had “caused much pain and hurt to Muslims”:

She wore the uniform in “the traditional dress segment during the competition”:

“Why should Iran be expected to continue its compliance during talks over a new deal while the U.S. has not taken any steps toward restoring its own compliance?”:

Pilgrims who have paid up to £10,000 for the Hajj fear that the Saudi’s sudden insistence on an online Hajj registration may leave them without a visa:

News and Analysis 6/9/22

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

A U.N. commission finds Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory and discrimination against Palestinians are the key root causes of the recurrent tensions, instability and protraction of conflict in the region”:

Amnesty International says Haqiqi and his colleagues were coerced into apologizing for a video showing him laughing at a man with a speech impediment struggling to recite Qur’an “ina comical voice”:

International pressure has pushed the BJP propaganda machine into high gear:

“PayPal operates in Israel’s illegal settlements – but is refusing to provide service to Palestinians in Gaza and [the] West Bank, in direct violation of UN guidelines”:

“This is one story of one girl. We cannot represent all two billion Muslims and South Asians, but this is definitely a good start”:

Accused of presenting early Muslim caliphs as terrorists, the film’s producer denies that any Muslim consensus against depicting the Prophet:

American airstrikes to defend Yazidis and Shia besieged by ISIS came at a price:

“Videos from an Uttar Pradesh village show locals slapping and harassing three Muslim fakirs (ascetics) who were begging for alms”: