News and Analysis 4/9/21

Amidst almost daily human rights violations …

… Israel refuses to recognize the authority of the tribunal, which plans to investigate “war crimes in the Palestinian territories”:

“What we’re saying in the lawsuit to Facebook is, ‘Do one of two things: Stop lying, or have your actions conform to your statements'” — Muslim Advocates lawyer Mary Bauer:

As talks of rejoining the nuclear deal and removal of U.S sanctions on Iran continue …

… an Iranian vessel was attacked amidst what seems to be an escalating maritime war between Iran and Israel:

Demonstrations broke out as Indian soldiers damaged a mosque in which militants had sought sanctuary …

… and journalists protest attempts by Indian police to suppress news coverage:

Amid a Muslim exodus over past violence a Hindu priest is called out for insults deemed likely to provoke further violence:

Military officials are frustrate by Biden’s failure to make a decision on the future of U.S troops in Afghanistan three weeks from the withdrawal deadline:

Another “senior leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group has been convicted on ‘terror’ charges and sentenced to life in prison”:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of blocking Iran’s access to 10 million doses of the vaccine “by pressuring the companies involved in supplying the vaccine to Iran”:

“A bid by the French Senate to ban girls under 18 from wearing the hijab in public has drawn condemnation, with the hashtag #HandsOffMyHijab circulating widely on social media”:

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