New and Analysis (2/5/18)

Before the Israeli High Court ruling two decades ago prohibiting its free use of torture, “physical abuse of Palestinians had been routine and resulted in several deaths in custody.” Since then, Shin Bet has carefully hidden it:

“[A]s a documentary filmmaker, I felt a responsibility to represent the majority of British Muslim women – the ones like me – whose voices, until now, had remained largely unheard”:

“Where they talk of the liberation and freedom of Muslim women, but are silent on Ahed Tamimi. We know that this exclusive brand of white mainstream feminism isn’t really about an all-inclusive sisterhood” …

… and those outraged by the use of tax money to promote fashionable Muslim dress seem unconcerned about Australia’s sale of arms to bomb Yemen that “has helped kill at least 5000 civilians and put seven million at risk of famine”:

The chairperson of the Representative Council of France’s Black Associations says that by dismissing Diallo from the its digital advisory council, the state “‘helped her show how freedom of speech is different based on your color”:

“The Congress-appointed government watchdog for the war in Afghanistan is expressing the concern that the American people are not getting basic facts about the conflict. Analysts agree, and say it’s not going well”:

“I deeply regret that my comments on social media have caused hurt and have undermined my professional record. It was careless and it has caused concern among those who have expressed faith in my ability to effectively lead IOM”:

Stereotypes of Islam “as backward, its teachings and punishments redolent of the Middle Ages and … of Buddhism as the perfect spirituality for the modern age [are] equally a Western fantasy” used “to justify the genocide … of the Rohingya“:

Israeli officials are now convinced “that Egypt is now dependent on them even to control its own territory” and “Sisi has taken … care … to hide the origin of the strikes from all but a limited circle of military and intelligence officers”:

The theme of a conflict between a Palestinian Muslim and a Lebanese Christian transcends its setting: “No one has a monopoly on suffering”:






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