News and Analysis (7/3/14)

“[A]fter 11 years of a struggle; a 6-month jury trial; years of litigation; decades of pervasive, inflammatory, negative press and accusations against Dr. Al-Arian, … the government has done the right thing and moved to dismiss the case and a judge granted the order” — Linda Moreno, Al-Arian’s former attorney:

“A spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, which promotes democracy, human rights and freedom for the indigenous Uyghur (Uighur) people, said authorities encouraged Uighurs to eat free meals, and inspected homes to check whether families were observing the fast”:

When Egypt’s “army kicked [democracy] down, we didn’t hear too much gnashing of teeth in the citadels of freedom in the West. It would be a great mistake to think that this sort of double standard goes unnoticed, or that it doesn’t play its full part in the disillusionment and chaos seen in places like Iraq”:

British Muslims want a greater variety of halal food, and the  market is giving it to them:

The Israelis, who rushed to judgement as to who killed three Israeli hitchhikers take their time investigating the murder of a Palestinian teen, even delaying his funeral:

ISIL’s conquest has Baghdad scrambling for sleeper cells, the Saudis scrambling troops to the border, the Kurds scrambling for independence and Maliki scrambling for a successor:

“In terrifying scenes that have been repeated numerous times in Myanmar over the past two years, scores of Buddhist men on motorcycles converged on a Muslim neighborhood in Mandalay brandishing swords, yelling anti-Muslim slogans and ransacking Muslim shops, witnesses said”:

One of the writers says, “I’m really aiming for folks who have felt that they couldn’t hold being queer and being a person of faith at the same time…. I think the purpose of the show is also to be a vessel for the message ‘/there is space for all of us in God’s creation'”:

“Although it did not ask about ISIL, the [Pew] survey’s findings suggest there would be little support for a call on Tuesday by its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for Muslims worldwide to take up arms to avenge what he said were wrongs committed against Islam”:

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