News and Analysis (8/7/14)

Feces, urine, vandalism, and graffiti such as “Burn Gaza down” and “Good Arab = dead Arab” were engraved onto a coffee table underscore that “Protective Edge” was about ethnic cleansing, not defense:

“In her resignation letter …Warsi wrote that Britain’s support for Israeli military action against Hamas … ‘is morally indefensible, is not in Britain’s national interest and will have a long term detrimental impact on our reputation'” …

… while a spokesperson for the Tories denies an allegation that the PM was advised that the party “has nothing to gain from taking a harder line against Israel, because the Muslim vote will not be ‘decisive’ in 2015″:

“Mithat Gedik won the traditional German title of Schützenkönig (shooting king)” was almost stripped of his title for being a Muslim …

… while only 44% of Germans polled say Islam is part of German society, yet “53 percent of people believed that it should be treated as seriously as anti-Semitism”:

“UN officials say an estimated 200,000 new refugees are seeking sanctuary in the Kurdish north from Islamic extremists”:

The Australian government support of counter terror laws could possibly deteriorate the relationships between the government and the Australian Muslim community who described them as “deplorable”:

The “clumsy policy is likely to fray nerves further in an already tense region”:

Politically driven warlords use Islam to  recruit Muslims, whose campaign “goes against the peaceful doctrine of Islam, according to religious chiefs”:

A seminar “aimed at uniting American Muslims and others worldwide by exchanging ideas to reduce the tension of terrorism imposed on Muslims” brings together Ugandans and American Muslims to fight terrorism:

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