News and Analysis (6/15/10)

Seemingly ready to dump common law and individual rights along with International Law and Shariah, Republican State Rep. Rex Duncan argues, “Court decisions ought to be based on federal law, or state law” alone:

A description of the state of life in the Gaza Strip by Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute:

Barcelona insists its pending ban on wearing of burqa and niqab “[i]n no way does it target religious belief,” since the prohibition of any “item which hinders personnel  identification” in public areas includes ski masks:

US considers deporting once Israeli informant Mosab Hassan Yousef, author of bestseller “Son of Hamas”, to the West Bank:

A senior Saudi official declares, “There is no gray area here…. Once it has come out like this, from the most senior religious body in the kingdom, it’s hard for a lesser religious authority to justify violence” …

… yet, when it comes to violence against Iran, Riyadh and US defense officials confirm that Saudi Arabia would turn a blind eye on Israeli use of Saudi airspace for a preemptive strike:

UC Irvine claims that the Muslim Students Union’s goal was to “send the speaker a message,” but that “the disruptions were caused by individuals and were not organized by their group”:

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