News and Analysis (6/25/17)

The first White House iftar was in 1805, but Donald Trump is no Thomas Jefferson, nor even a George W. Bush:

“Francis Boyle … asserts that the recent U.S. shoot-down of a Syrian government jet inside Syria … was not only illegal … law but amounts to an impeachable act”:

“We believe our allies and partners are stronger when they are working together towards one goal which we all agree is stopping terrorism and countering extremism”:

Turkey refuses to go along with Gulf States’ equating armed resistance to Israel’s military occupation to terrorists who deliberately and systematically target of civilians:

No longer observant, this young Muslim feels like “a spy, privy to hearing the racist and Islamophobic things other people say”:

“Justice Minister Hisham al-Shaar … that the release was a bid to “sustain national reconciliations efforts and the homeland’s unity”:

Critics say the government profession “of threats from ultra-nationalist groups … [is] a convenient scapegoat for” the conservative government’s disapproval of the parade:

“[T]he story of Emily and Kumail is about more than the fraught courtship of two lovers. It’s about the fraught courtship of two cultures”:






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