News and Analysis (10/27/18)

“Mueller’s investigators examined a series of [pre-inauguration] meetings between an Israeli social media strategist, the general blamed for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, and Trump adviser Michael Flynn … [which smack] of covert action planning, which is … uniquely the province of the sitting president”:

“In the wake of terrorist attacks perpetrated by self-identified Muslims, Americans … become more concerned about religious radicalism, [but] they do not commit a fallacy of generalization by feeling cooler towards Muslims in general”:

“Washington’s plan to minimise Iran’s influence in Iraq by ‘forming a strong Iraqi government on national basis’ and a cross-sectarian coalition did not work. In other words, the ‘break down’” of Iraq’s ‘sectarian loyalties’ is not happening at the expense of Iranian influence”:

The singer says “her conversion was ‘the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam'” and releases a video of her singing the call to prayer:

“[T]he decisions represented the position of the committee that a general criminal ban did not allow for a reasonable balance between public interests and individual rights” …

… but Coalition Avenir Québec ​Premier François Legault couldn’t care less:

One can distinguish quietist, activist, and violent varieties of Salafism:

“Israeli forces shot and killed four Palestinians and wounded 232, 180 of them from live fire, during protests along the border with Gaza on Friday”:

Palestinians object to what they see as the abandonment of ” the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, also known as the Saudi Initiative, which calls, among other things, for normalizing relations between the Arab countries and Israel in exchange for a full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines”:

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