News and Analysis (4/18/18)

Gorsuch objected that making judges determine whether there is “a substantial risk that physical force may be used” in a crime that applies to “everyone from armed home intruders to door-to-door salesmen peddling shady products” gives unconstitutional discretion to judges’ intuition:

The underground economy accounts for 45-50 of Tunisia’s GDP, while fear “of general strikes by government workers has left Tunisia unable to scale back what economists consider a bloated public sector, saddling the government with struggling state-owned companies”:

“[B]ecause archaic interpretations of Islam cannot persuade the new generation on [certain] issues … some [religious school] students have begun questioning the faith. Instead of adopting atheism, … these post-Islamic youths embrace … the belief in God but without religion”:

“It is crucial women understand their Islamic entitlement to seek and be granted divorce … — especially in cases of domestic violence, but also if a woman just doesn’t want to be married anymore”:

“Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition … [is] a collection of more than 200 poems by medieval authors that he has translated from the original Arabic and Persian ‘for anyone who aspires to be in a loving relationship with humanity and with God’”:

“After returning home to visit the U.S., [the photographer] saw the religion portrayed in a generic, one-dimensional way that didn’t capture what she viewed elsewhere in the world”:

Amirah Sackett’s “current creative work … directly addresses Islamophobia by giving audiences new images of a Muslim woman. She often performs in full traditional dress under the umbrella of a creative group she created, called We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic”:

“[S]omeone at the door, a ‘White Helmet’, shouted ‘Gas!’, and a panic began. People started throwing water over each other. Yes, the video was filmed here, it is genuine, but what you see are people suffering from hypoxia – not gas poisoning” — a doctor on the scene:

“France adheres to a strict and unique brand of secularism, the philosophy of laïcité, which is designed to keep religion out of public life,” yet Macron insists, “I just want to make sure that no woman is forced to wear a veil or headscarf. It’s a battle for emancipation”:






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