News and Analysis (9/25/16)

“In seventh grade, where studies of Islam are concentrated in current standards, the whole section of ‘Islamic World, 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500s’ has been removed in the draft, which went online from the state Board of Education for public review”:

“They arrested peaceful protesters, mostly women and people of color, for blocking a road, while allowing the man who drove into a crowd of people go free”:

“The implication that these Muslims are ‘normal’ by American standards allows little space for Muslims who are not ‘normal….’ The Americanness of Muslims should not be predicated on their ability to blend in”:

The “scene in New York City’s TriBeCa … reflects the popularity of Sufism … seems to grow … even as the faith’s mainstream varieties arouse antipathy among swathes of the American public.” (More Americans now detest Islam than atheism):

On trial on a charge of insulting Islam, “Hattar was a controversial figure whose calls for depriving Jordanians of Palestinian descent their political rights had won him many enemies”:

“Even as the region becomes more violent and despotic, an election in Jordan reveals progress for women and a shift by the Muslim Brotherhood toward inclusivity and secular rule”:

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