News and Analysis (1/5/18)

“The American Muslim community is definitely one of the most diverse, if not the most diverse, religious community in America,” commented a former U.S. envoy to the OIC, adding, “This is America” …

… but instead of being sworn in on an English translation written for Christian missionaries, Tlaib decided to use her own Qur’an:

The only thing [MbS is] modernizing is Saudi dictatorship” — Hassan Minhaj

“I do see my experience as guiding my work till this day and I hold onto a verse of the Qur’an in which one simple sentence is repeated twice within six verses of one chapter: ‘Verily with hardship comes ease'”:

“[L]argely well received,” is this “exploration of the complex, multifaceted world of Muslim fashion … a turning point in mainstream America’s appreciation of the interplay between faith, feminism, and identity?”

Delegation organizer dismisses charges that positive comments about Islam mask a pro-Israeli agenda: “The question is not what’s going to happen in the end of days … [but] what is what’s going to happen tomorrow”:

After feeling “lumps in her breasts, pain in her neck, as well as numbness in her arms and legs” her husband “told the Guardian that medical treatment had been blocked, and a visit from an outside psychiatrist banned”:

Before MPAC, “When they’re showing Muslims praying, they’re showing them praying incorrectly, when they’re quoting the Qur’an, there’s no passage in the Qur’an that actually says that”:

The “Boeing 737s has been stuck in Iran for three weeks after an unscheduled landing because of engine problems, as U.S. restrictions reportedly create headaches for the airline and possibly passengers”:

“Many Iranians continue to access the services despite the bans, circumventing the technical blocks by routing traffic through an overseas internet address”:

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