News and Analysis (3/27/16)

“In a pointed message to the United States, which has led a separate Western and Arab coalition against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq since 2014, the military command said its gains showed that the army “and its friends” were the only force able to uproot terrorism”:

Sorry to shock you, but there are countries where instead of being slaughtered in the streets, Muslims are actually allowed to ask icons of democracy tough questions on television. “The Burmese politician … [lost] her temper [when] asked her to condemn anti-Islamic sentiment”:

“Tributes were paid to a Muslim shopkeeper killed in what police described as a ‘religiously prejudiced’ attack against the well-liked member of the minority Ahmadiyya community which has been accused by (accuses) other Muslims of disguised unbelief (“heresy”):

“Lafquiri was killed as a result of the attack that took place at the Maelbeek metro station in the Belgian capital” …

… “Nine people in total have been arrested since Thursday in Belgium and two in Germany, as European authorities swoop on Islamic State militants they link to the bombings at the airport and the metro in Brussels … and to the attacks in Paris last November”:

“The abduction of about 270 school girls by Islamic militants from a school in Chibok on 14 April 2014, sparked international outrage and the campaign ž#bringbackourgirls. While about 50 of the girls managed to escape, 219 of these girls remain missing”:

In the face of  “footage of a soldier lethally shooting a Palestinian attacker who had already been shot and subdued” Netanyahu insists that it is the IDF’s victims who are “bloodthirsty murderers” and that criticism of the IDF is “outrageous and unacceptable”:

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