News and Analysis 5/1/21

US continues to expand its unconstitutional surveillance efforts under the guise of counterterrorism and national security, systematically targeting “Blacks, immigrants, and Muslims” across the country:

Imam Jamil Al-Amin, after converting to Islam in the 1970s, dedicated his life to working for “the spiritual upliftment and social resurrection of his community in Atlanta” Despite this, “Al-Amin remained the target of government surveillance” that eventually led to an unjust conviction:

“The dismissal of Idrees Ahmad, teacher of a Kupwara school, and other two employees came as a strange shiver to the whole Kashmir society under the shade of Article 311 and neglecting all other disciplinary service rules” — Abdul Qayoom Wani, Former employee union leader and chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Forum:

With Israel refusing to allow Jerusalem residents to vote, President Abbas has “indefinitely postponed the first Palestinian election in 15 years”:

Lehava, a far right Israeli group that advocates for “complete expulsion of Palestinians” and opposes “interfaith marriage and Christmas” is slowly gaining political influence in Israel:

Despite threats from the Taliban, who have “warned they are no longer bound by an agreement not to target international troops”, the withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan “will run until September 11”:

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