News and Analysis (7/2/10)

“Elad Orian, an Israeli human rights activist, nodded toward the poultry barn and noted: ‘Those chickens get more electricity and water than all the Palestinians around here””:

Commercial flights between Turkey and Israel may be banned unless Israel agrees to just compensation for its attack on the “Freedom Flotilla”:

A 19-year-old and a 21-year-old are charged with arson to the house of  Lars Vilks, who allegedly was the target of a foiled murder plot by “Jihadi Jane” earlier this year:

Citing “American policies and aggression in the region,” the operator of a Lahori auto workshop is among those saying “the attacks would end if the U.S. would pull out of Afghanistan”:

When the Taliban demanded to know what was the foul stench on his patrons’ breath, they accepted tee-totaling Muslim bartender’s straight-faced response, “All non-Muslims smell like this”:

“We should instead focus on becoming the best possible Muslims, and leading the best possible lives, that we can. If the rest of the world then chooses to follow our lead, so much the better”:

Suspicions that the invasion of Iraq was a “war for oil” are nor borne out as the French and Chinese retain the same advantageous position over America as during the Saddam era:

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