News and Analysis (8/29/12)

The eye-witness report says Bin Ladin was shot on sight, not because he “might” have been reaching for a weapon:

Indonesia’s counterterrorism chief tells Qur’anic schools “Stopping would-be bombers ‘is your job, not mine'”:

The Egyptian “military chief-of-staff promised local leaders that his troops will ‘not permit any criminal hideouts in the land of Sinai, and current measures taken ensure that no innocent will be harmed'”:

“I can say without a doubt that I believe my sister was seen as that bulldozer approached her…. As for the intent of the driver, I hope someday he will have the courage to sit down in front of me and tell me what he saw and what he feels” — Sarah Corrie Simpson, sister of the slain human rights activist …

… but it may be prohibited to say that on California campuses where, on the pretext of fighting anti-Semitism, state legislators call for the suppression of criticism of Israeli aggression, apartheid, and atrocities:

There are no good options in Syria:

The Egyptian “military chief-of-staff promised local leaders that his troops will ‘not permit any criminal hideouts in the land of Sinai, and current measures taken ensure that no innocent will be harmed'”:

“I can’t deal with this by using weapons. These (attackers) are a big force in number and ammunition,” [Libyan interim interior minister Fawzi Abdel-Al] told reporters. “I won’t embark on a losing battle and drag the country to war.”

“The exhibition called I Speak For Myself features Muslim women photographed with personal messages challenging convention”:

 

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