News and Analysis (4/27/18)

“Does it violate federal law? Is it unconstitutional? Should courts defer to presidents on immigration and national security matters? Should courts defer to an unorthodox executive on these matters? Should they examine statements he makes outside of court, or” in campaign? …

… “But even if the court agrees — wrongly, in our view — that the ban can go forward legally, the fact remains that imposing such a broad exclusion based on discriminatory misconceptions is foolish and counterproductive policy”:

Whenever the young law student, seeking a deeper spirituality, would challenge his Muslim mentor as if conducting  cross-examination, the response was “What do you think?” – a reminder “of the Qur’an’s saying that Islam ‘is a religion for people who think'”:

“Despite persistent misgivings … key powers, particularly in Europe, are unwilling to challenge the Americans’ traditional hold on the job out of concern that it might provoke the United States to pull IOM funding or cost them Washington’s support for other national priorities”:

The victim “believes the spray-painted N-word on her wall and N-word on her countertop could be a hate crime”:

The man who assembled a hit list to terrorize Muslim men and Hindu women justifies his extremism with the assertion that love between Muslims and Hindus is “sick” and “a form of terrorism” and boasts of his success in breaking up their romances:

Journalists in both Turkey and India face increasing intimidation from thin-skinned rulers:

The Israeli press wonders whether Russia’s unusual criticism of “Israel’s killing of dozens of unarmed Palestinian protesters earlier this month in Gaza as an ‘indiscriminate use of force against the civilian population'” signals deterioration Russian acquiescence to its policies:

“Already, Muslim carers are not coming forward in sufficient numbers. The scaremongering of this row … could further discourage Muslims from coming forward to become foster carers”:

“Years after their abuse, victims remain tormented by their experience at the hands of their American interrogators, jailers and guards, according to activists and psychologists working with former Guantanamo detainees”:

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