News and Analysis (6/30/14)

ISIL’s declaration of Islamic statehood “and its demand that Muslims swear oaths of fealty to its leader – could prove the most disastrous piece of jihadi overreach since Al Qaeda in Iraq‘s routine use of torture and beheadings spurred a Sunni Arab backlash in 2006″ …

… and Gulf News Editorializes, “[I]t is important that genuine Muslims around the world unite to discredit this small and dangerous organisation and make clear that it has no standing in the global Muslim ummah (community) in any way”:

“The displacement of 500,000 of the 600,000 residents in North Waziristan has created a logistical nightmare for the government…. [C]haritable arms of militant groups are emerging as the quickest and best organized in caring for the displaced”:

Ramadan is the holy month of fasting when kindness and good deeds should increase:

“More than half of Islamophobic attacks in Britain are committed against women, who are typically targeted because they are wearing clothing associated with Islam” …

….”Brits think that Muslims make 24% but the real number is only 5%. A survey shows that ” a significant proportion of the British population hold negative views of Islam, and by extension British Muslim communities” :

The Russians deliver Sukhoi Su-25 “Frogfoot” to Iraq upon the request of Nouri Al Maliki for air force aid, complaining that the US was too slow in responding to the militants:

The representation of Islam and Muslims as ” Islamic extremist[s], has become almost as familiar a Hollywood cliché as the noble savage or gold-hearted hooker…Hollywood has put their faith very much in the foreground, often cast in an ominous light”:

“What comes next could be an escalation in an already sweeping government crackdown in the West Bank that could push the Palestinian Authority (PA) of Mahmoud Abbas – a partner of sorts for Israeli security interests in the West Bank – towards the brink of collapse”:

The first Mosque in England, reopened after renovation. Once owned by Abdullah Quilliam, who was a convert to Islam, and later founded the Mosque in Brougham Terrace, Kensington:



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