News and Analysis (1/17/15)

In the face of Duke’s reversal of permission for Muslims to give the call to prayer from the bell tower, “Duke’s Muslim chaplain, Imam Adeel Zeb, chanted the adhan over the portable speaker” from its base, saying “he would pray for those who had castigated Muslims, “because that’s what Muslims do”:

A concise expose of the proceedings that shut down the Holy Land Foundation and sent innocent men to die in prison:

“[H]ow Mohamedou Ould Slahi endured savage beatings, death threats and sexual humiliation”:

“Jon Stewart tonight noticed the hypocrisy in France celebrating free speech then arresting a comedian for” what Stewart described as “a despicable post.” Stewart asks shouldn’t the allegedly anti-Semitic tour have been cancelled for lack of ticket sales?

A Muslim hero will be awarded French citizenship. “Yes, I aided Jews. We’re brothers. It’s not a question of Jews, Christians, or Muslims. We’re all in the same boat. We need to help each other to get out of this crisis”:

The livelihoods of Palestinian farmers “were being threatened because they had to sell below the cost of production due to restrictions imposed by the Israeli occupation”:

“Last week, President Hassan Rouhani caused a stir in Iran by calling for a public vote…. In the U.S. and Iran, polling generally points toward public support for a nuclear deal, with some major caveats”:

“The International Criminal Court opened an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, thrusting it into one of the world’s most chronic, heated conflicts and opening a path to possible charges against Israelis or Palestinians”:

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