News and Analysis (7/19/10)

Palestinians married to Israeli Arabs will now have to swear a pledge of allegiance to a “Jewish democratic state” if they wish to live on their spouses’ land:

With the wearing of a niqab now a criminal act, the French national motto liberté, égalité, fraternité becomes even less appropriate …

… meanwhile, the Syrian regime takes a similar step in prohibiting teachers who wear the niqab from teaching at public schools — “the politicisation of what should be a personal issue”:

The obstacle to Muslim integration in America is not the Muslim-American community, but the prejudices of Americans of other faiths:

The complex story of the hip media mogul Saad Mohseni, “the Rupert Murdoch of Afghanistan,” backed by USAID funding to change Afghani culture:

“The man in the video betrays himself in his own words as a con artist, and now he is again prime minister of Israel”:

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