News and Analysis (4/4/20)

Trump says he would help Iran if they asked, but they haven’t asked for medical help–only that the U.S. keep it’s promise to end sanctions …

… so his administration hints that he is ready for war:

“Forced cremations during coronavirus crisis flout WHO guidelines”:

“A Muslim-led crowdfunding campaign has raised nearly $500,000 to offer micro-grants to low-income American families whose livelihoods have been hurt by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus”

“Muslims are not a monolith … This is not The Muslim love story, it’s A Muslim love story”:

Journalists are concerned by Iran’s “decision to suspend all newspaper printing and distribution in the country, where newsgathering and distribution is already tightly restricted”:

As Israeli officials threaten medical annexation of the West Bank

… Israeli settlers exploit the lockdown to spring a wave of violence against the indigenous people …

… but Palestinians resist:

After a Muslim missionary group was slow to comply with the physical distancing guidelines, Hindu nationalists started false rumors that Muslims were deliberately engaging in “Coronajihad”:

Recommended reading while waiting for the crisis to pass:

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