News and Analysis (1/23/13)

Is Lupe Fiasco America’s Pussy Riot? Concert organizers insist that the critic of  “Obama’s stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” who “has said that he does not vote in elections because of his anti-establishment views” was kicked off the stage for annoying the audience, not for rapping “Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say [expletive deleted]”:

“Bangladesh says that during the nine-month war, Pakistani troops, aided by their local collaborators, killed 3 million people and raped about 200,000 women. International human rights groups have raised questions about the conduct of the tribunals …— including the disappearance of a defense witness outside the courthouse gates”:

The police make two arrests after the gang, condemned by local mosque authorities, harasses a man they perceive to be gay:

“Women’s rights activists on Tuesday welcomed Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid’s announcement, but said it was only a first step in reforming a penal code that doesn’t do enough to stop violence against women in” Morocco …

… while Hind Jarrah, executive director of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation says, “We have a major, major responsibility as an organization to try to … make people realize that no way on earth does your faith tell you that you have to be beaten by your husband”:

A decade after “McDonald’s agreed to donate $10 million to Hindu and other groups in the U.S. to settle lawsuits that accused the chain of mislabeling french fries and hash browns as vegetarian,” it’s the Muslims turn to cash in:

The Indian movie superstar “became so sick of being mistaken for some crazed terrorist ” with the same name that he made a film subtitled “My Name Is Khan’ (and I am not a terrorist) to prove a point” but then, ironically, “was interrogated at the airport for hours about [his] last name when [he] was going to promote the film in America for the first time”:

“Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi … is quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying that Egypt has welcomed the offer and is now consulting with the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany to finalize” the offer:






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