News and Analysis (4/5/14)

Arun Kundnani’s “starting point is … ‘Terrorism is not the product of radical politics but a symptom of political impotence.’ The antidote … [is then] ‘A strong, active and confident Muslim community enjoying its civic rights to the full.’ Yet policy on both sides of the Atlantic has ended by criminalising Muslim opinion, silencing speech and increasing social division”:

“In Egypt today, peacefully delivering a massive petition to a religious leader is deemed a threat to national security…. They tried to silence 1 million voices with my deportation, but our campaign will now intensify”  — Wissam Tarif, a Lebanese online activist:

Part of the fallout from Egypt’s precipitous death sentence against 529 MB supporters may be the damage “to the Egyptian economy, which is struggling to shake a malaise that hit three years ago, when then-President Hosni Mubarak resigned from office”:

“Ms Mughal’s solution to the problem of radicalisation is the creation of a group of Muslim mothers to fight on the front line of the battle against extremist ideology in Islam. One of the JAN Trust’s declared aims is to “empower women as society’s nurturers”, and … [it] aims to give the mothers of young Muslims the online know-how to stop children being radicalised” in their bedrooms:

With Le Pen insisting “that arrangements catering to Muslim and Jewish, pupils who cannot eat pork according to religious restrictions, contradict the country’s secular values … Muslims view France, which is officially a secular republic despite being overwhelmingly Catholic, as imposing its values on them and other religious minorities”:

“Iran’s judiciary has regularly meted out capital punishment since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. In recent years, it has been second only to China in absolute numbers of prisoners killed, according to Amnesty International. Most are executed for drug offences, but human rights activists say many others appear to be political cases intended to send a message”:

The Muslim vote in elections in Afghanistan, Indonesia, and India:

“Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s battle to root out the “terrorists” he says are embedded in the Turkish state is extending beyond its frontiers to Africa and Asia, further complicating foreign policy already hit by tensions with the Arab world and Western allies”:






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