News and Analysis (1/27/16)

Sami Al-Arian tells the inside story of his persecution and explains why the 81% of Americans who don’t trust their government are right:

David Cameron refers to the “traditional submissiveness of Muslim women” in a private conversation and gets a very public outcry from Muslim women refusing to submit to his stereotype:

“Nearly 1,400 years [after the Prophet Muhammad wrote the Medina Compact …, hundreds of religious scholars met in Marrakesh in a bid to revive the charter to protect religious minorities in Muslim communities today”:

“Reinterpreting – or even abandoning – antiquated rules rooted in outdated social structures does not amount to subverting the word of God. On the contrary, it proves the true depth of Islam′s sacred texts”:

More Americans are killed by toddlers, by unstable household furniture,  and by distracted driving than by Muslims, while 5 out of the 12 past people who have won this award have been Muslim (and no, we didn’t include Barack Obama):

Al-Jazeera said “it had ‘no other option’ but taking legal action through the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington DC … after Cairo declined to respond to the network’s complaints” …

… but if you think criticizing Muslim rituals like the animal sacrifice on Eid-al-Adha will protect you from Sisi’s oppression, think again. Jailed secularist Fatima Naoot regrets “that the efforts of reformists have been wasted”:

“Hundreds … — including … high-school students — are being prosecuted under a previously seldom-used law that bars insults to the president.” A victim protests that “unable to distinguish strong criticism from an insult”:

“We do not think that it is the role of Ofsted inspectors to judge schools on uniform policies and dress codes. Inspectors should focus on what schools achieve, rather than what people wear”:

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