News and Analysis (7/22/14)

Exploring a “phenomenon that has been far more pervasive than the media, government officials, or community leaders have acknowledged” the new film “shines a light on the informants … actively enlisting young men who never demonstrated any inclinations toward engaging in violence”:

As the carnage continues …

… pro-Palestine protests continue throughout the world, as well as in D.C, where thousands marched down Constitution Ave, asking the government to stop using American tax money to fund Israeli crimes; …

… while in Denver, protesters from both sides rallied in downtown to urge a cease-fire; …

… and “in Paris, despite a rare police ban and warnings from President Francois Hollande, hundreds began massing for their march but clashed with police who blocked their route”:

… and Israel is losing the media war because “American audiences are seeing the story of the conflict, perhaps more than ever before, through Palestinian eyes”:

“All major religions promulgate rules, but they also teach tolerance and compassion. For some sad reason … the doctrinal and punitive aspects of historical Islam … overshadow the religion’s compassionate teachings and practices. Resetting the balance … is best done from within”:

Instead of Boycotting Obama, Muslims should work within the system to have more representation in the American government, says Shadi Hamid:

A new Islamic group established to  end to religious violence in the Muslim world, by traveling to conflict zones and promoting peace in the region:

ISIL has driven the Christians out of Mosul, but the local Muslims defy the self-declared terrorist government with graffiti protesting “We are all Christians”:

“When questioned by The Tennessean …, Kelly was unable to cite any specific instance when Mohyuddin made such statements.” Mohyuddin said, “I have never ever said any words even close to that in public or in private. It is absolute lies”:

A report by “the former head of the Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism command said there was no evidence of radicalisation, violence or encouragement of terrorism, but” found true accusations of “efforts to remove headteachers who did not conform with the wishes of governors”:

Rand Paul opines that after the Iraq war, “Today the Middle East is less stable than in 2003”:

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