News and Analysis (7/12/10)

New video footage of the Israeli assault on the “Freedom Flotilla” calls into question Israel’s official statements on the incident and further demonstrates the need for an independent, unbiased investigation:

At 6-12 kilometers wide, the Gaza Strip is deprived of 30% of its arable land by an IDF-mandated buffer zone, which can be as wide as 2 kilometers:

“President Barack Obama has argued words matter, and administration officials have said that the use of inflammatory descriptions linking Islam to the terror threat feed the enemy’s propaganda and alienate moderate Muslims in the U.S.”:

The Campaign Against Political Correctness jousts with a British city-council over sex-education, lunch bags, and swimming lessons, which shows how public education can politicize otherwise resolvable issues:

Questions of  freedom of association vs. fulfillment of contracts appear to be at issue after a hotel cancels Hizb ut-Tahrir’s reservation; last year, their annual convention was titled “”Fall of Capitalism and Rise of Islam”:

Two centuries after Sir. Richard Burton defended his translation of “The Thousand and One Nights” against Victorians in England, a group of Egyptian Islamist lawyers have picked up the banner of the nanny-state:

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