News and Analysis (10/15/12)

Myanmar says it will welch on its promise “the opening of the OIC office will not be allowed as it is contradictory to the aspirations of the people,” aspirations ,it appears, for genocide of the Muslim population:

“The Pakistani government is bearing the costs of transportation and treatment. The UK foreign secretary, William Hague, said: ‘Last week’s barbaric attack on Malala Yousafzai and her school friends shocked Pakistan and the world. Malala’s bravery in standing up for the right of all young girls in Pakistan to an education is an example to us all'”:

Amid concerns “about the girls’ academic performance because they have not been allowed to attend school for two weeks[,] … parents emphasize that in general teachers do not discriminate [against] the girls on their religion. But they are following the instructions of higher authorities”:

Defenders of the Syrian dictatorship as a bulwark against Israeli aggression must now dealwith the fact that the regime, like Israeli, is willing to use inhumane weaponry fatal to civilian populations:

The Security Council paves “the way for military intervention in Mali o retake the north from Islamist extremists” after UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights” reported “that forced marriage, forced prostitution, and rape were widespread, and that women were being sold as ‘wives'” and that they “stoned to death an unwed couple”:

“Be. Prepared. Engage. This is how we make a difference. This is the obligation upon all of us”:

Iran believes “Hezbollah had the right to launch the drone into Israeli airspace since Israel’s warplanes ‘repeatedly violate Lebanese airspace'”:

“We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions. This can be a challenge because what’s OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere. This video–which is widely available on the Web–is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube” — Google spokesman:

“Libya’s national congress elected a human rights lawyer as interim prime minister on Sunday, a week after his predecessor was sacked for failing to present a cabinet lineup that political factions could agree on”:

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