News and Analysis (1/7/21)

As the Washington Post joins those calling for Trump’s impeachment for his role in encouraged demonstrators who then vandalized the Capitol, Iraq puts out a warrant for his arrest over the Soleimani assassination …

… while Iraq’s PM has “frozen” his adviser’s post after comments that Soleimani “actually believed himself responsible for Iraq” has caused controversy among pro-Tehran factions in Baghdad:

The three-and-a-half-year-long blockade on Qatar has ended:

Following protests from Muslims from across the world and the UN against (often secret) cremation for COVID-19 deaths since April, Health Minister confirms no plans of changing the policy:

“The situation in Kashmir is exactly the same situation in Palestine. If we recognize Israel’s takeover of Palestine territories, then we also have to recognize what India has done in Kashmir, so we completely lose moral standing”

In a Muslim-majority province in Thailand, local forces claim imposing Islamic law aligns with “constitutional clause on rights and liberties, since they are local laws made by and for the local Muslim community”:

When a school district in Maine adding Muslim holidays to calendar faces backlash from one School Committee member dissented as Jewish holidays aren’t counted as excused absences:

Police shield Hindus in an Uttar Pradesh village who have been constantly tormenting minority Muslims causing a mass exodus of the Muslim families:

As vaccines roll out in countries like India, scholars are showing hesitancy towards the vaccine due to potential pork gelatin while some groups, like Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, seek “to dispel all rumors suggesting otherwise”:

Another Muslim community rejects Asaduddin Owaisi’s political interventions, this time in West Bengal, where religious leaders accuse him of being an outsider “helping the BJP by dividing Muslim votes”:

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