News and Analysis (5/19/16)

The good news of Muslims, Christians and Jews defending one another:

“Given that transgender people are 49 –times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population, their exclusion from the high-level meeting will only impede global progress in combating the HIV/Aids pandemic” — Samantha Power in response to a letter written by Egypt:

Egypt was ranked 158 out of 180 countries in the 2015 Press Freedom Index, according to Reporters Without Borders…. In December, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Egypt was second only to China as the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2015″:

“Montgomery County has been innovative in its approach, especially with its outreach to the sometimes hard-to-get Muslim community” — Officer Sharif Hidayat:

“[I]n the Supreme Court, … petitioner Shayara Bano has challenged the constitutionality of Section 2 of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 in so far as it seeks to recognise and validate polygamy, triple talaq and nikah halala”:

Less than 1% of the 350 mass shootings in the U.S. “were committed by Muslims, but it was the one committed by Muslims in San Bernardino that was labeled … terrorism,” not Robert Dear’s murders at Planned Parenthood or Dylann Roof’s murders in an African-American church”:

In Israel a conscientious objector has served 111 days in prison so far for refusing to let her body be used as the tool of Israeli oppression …

… while “Roger Waters, Pink Floyd co-founder and BDS advocate, narrates the film, … [which] deconstructs the establishment media’s propaganda efforts” to misrepresent the apartheid state’s dehumanization dispossession, and massacres of the Palestinians as self-defense”:

Her family doctor said she was found by hunters who brought her and her baby home and her uncle said that the baby’s “father died while she was in captivity,” but the military claims that it rescued her and the baby, along with a Boko Haram suspect who claimed to be her husband”:

LA Times warns that “If Congress strips governments everywhere of their protection in U.S. courts, those countries will almost certainly adopt similar policies against the U.S.”:







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