News and Analysis (9/2/10)

“As anti-Muslim hysteria in the US reaches a peak, its intellectual accomplices should start to reconsider their actions”:

Are we talking about Abercrombie and Fitch or Hooters? Confronted by the EEOC, company lawyers said allowing the employee to cover her hair “‘would have created an undue hardship’ for the company’s business”:

The negative reaction displays disagreement among French “Muslims about what foods are really halal, who is qualified to decide, and whether the certification agencies are” sufficiently rigorous …

… meanwhile, as with his move to ban the burqa, Sarkozy’s “actions against the Roma and his proposals relating to foreigners … have divided the country and his government”:

“There’s already a mosque four blocks away. Should it be moved?” asks NYC Mayor Bloomberg; and what of the Christian Science Reading Room, the Churches and the off-track betting?

Gates thinks that the problem with the Iraq War “is that for many Americans … the premise on which we justified going to war turned out not to be valid”:






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