News and Analysis (6/14/11)

Those who have been subpoenaed, most of them non-Muslim, include clerical workers, educators and in one case a stay-at-home dad…. All 23 of the activists invoked their right not to testify before a grand jury”:

Lawyer says investigators demonstrated gross incompetence by failing to follow guidelines and managing to interview only one of the 140 alleged victims of “sexual abuse, deprivation of food, water and sleep, prolonged solitary confinement and mock executions” despite a budget of £7.5m:

By shifting the intervention from the military to the CIA, attacks like the assassination attempts against Anwar al-Awlaki could proceed “even if Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, now receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, reverses his past approval of military strikes or cedes power to a government opposed to them”:

Hamas rejects the appointment of Israeli favorite Salam Fayyad as interim PM “because he has drowned the Palestinian people in billions of dollars of debt and made its economy and political decision-making dependent on foreign donors”:

Amid the controversy over Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson, an Afghani social entrepreneur runs “schools, women’s learning centers, day care centers and clinics across seven of the 34 Afghan provinces” on only $1.5 million per year …

… while the athlete-entrepreneur developer of the “ResportOn athletic hijab” intended to allow Mulsim athletes to meet Western discriminatory dress codes finds “demand has poured in from all over the world, from both Muslim and non-Muslim women”:

A coalition of civil rights, religious and interfaith groups met Tuesday on New York’s Long Island to decry the stereotyping of both Muslims and prisoners:

Facing rising violence due to the radical Boko Haram sect, “the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Muslim population,” “heir to the 200-year-old throne of West Africa’s 19th-century Caliphate Empire,” and “one of the most influential traditional rulers in the region” seeks “a check to those atrocities that these people commit in the name of religion”:

Israel claims the veteran of the 2006 invasion of Lebanon is just a student (like the Israeli “art students” who celebrated the WTC attacks?), but  the Egyptian media reports that Grapel falsely posed as a reporter and “met with six people linked to an espionage ring in Egypt”:

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