News and Analysis (5/17/11)

As “Pakistani security forces arrested a senior al-Qaida operative in … the first major move against Osama bin Laden’s network inside Pakistan since his death,” the split with Pakistan widens as Pakistan Protests After NATO Helicopters Wound Troops and the AP reveals disturbing details about the assassination of bin Ladin:

“Congress is considering monumental new legislation that would grant the president – and all presidents after him – sweeping new power … to use military force wherever terrorism suspects are present in the world, regardless of whether there has been any harm to U.S. citizens, or any attack on the United States, or any imminent threat”:

The imams were arrested under “kinder, gentler” rules, but the senior prayer leader’s grandson says the charges are “baseless”:

Scott Horton interviews Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad on the arrival of the “Arab spring” in Israel/Palestine and related issues including the White House response to Israel’s shooting of peaceful Nakba protesters and the absurdity of Israel “defending its borders” of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, from Syrians:

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja‘s wife says things are getting worse in Bahrain: “Before he was in jail, [but] he wasn’t tortured like this, he wasn’t beaten up like this, he wasn’t psychologically tortured”:

“[T]his book … aims to express the ideas and contributions of Muslim American women who have lived lives fully rooted in American soil, while nurtured by Islam…, to express the multitude of diverse views and experiences of women who are defying limited categorizations and who are in fact contributing to the strength of their nation”:

The “National Security Entry-Exit Registration System — the program required registration, interviews and fingerprinting of male visitors 16 and older from Muslim nations as well as North Korea,” harassing thousands, but “not a single case resulted in anyone being charged with terrorism”:







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