News and Analysis (8/14/17)

In an “‘unusual order’ [that] questions the patriotism of the minority [Muslim] community[, the] government recently directed all madrassas to hold celebrations on Independence Day and videograph the event”:

Mysogeny is the problem. A  2014 study  “of the 940 suspects whose race could be identified, 26% were Asian, 38% were white” but almost all were men:

“[A]lmost invariably, the girl’s testimony that she exercised her right as an adult to marry settles the case,” but their families refuse to respect the young women’s agency …

… while a South African Muslim woman finds people refusing to accept that people refuse to believe she would be a Muslim when she is not married to a foreign national:

The app includes the option to choose a  “Wali” to oversee “all conversations between … potential matches, to make sure nothing inappropriate happens”:

“I don’t want to use the term ‘politically correct,’ I want to use ‘decent.’ We need to get back to decency. If you have nothing nice to say, go scream it in a mirror at yourself”:

Evert since France’s military intervention into Mali “AQIM and related Islamist groups …  have … gradually expanded their reach, launching high-profile attacks on Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast”:

“[T]he threat to civilians where ISIS still has strongholds had ‘increased dramatically’”:






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