News and Analysis 12/22/21

At the “religious parliament,” the general secretary of the Hindu Mahasabha made a direct call for mass murder:  “Be ready to kill and be ready to go to jail. Even if 100 of us are ready to kill 20 lakhs of them (Muslims), then we will be victorious, … [defending] Hindutva from every demon who is a threat”:

“The Bosniak member of the country’s tripartite presidency, Sefik Dzaferovic” refuted Orban’s “shameful and rude” statement, saying, “It is not a challenge for the EU to integrate 2 million (Bosnian) Muslims, because we are an indigenous European people who have always lived here and we are Europeans”:

Democracy before partisanship. The “commander in Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who heads its foreign military operations, told the leaders of two [pro-Iranian] militias” to accept their loses in the recent Iraqi election:

Sri Lanka will not let it lack of cash pervent it from paying its debt to Iran:

“Palestinian homes, paved roads and water cisterns are repeatedly demolished thanks to a near-total ban on construction, while illegal Israeli settlements flourish,” yet, a local community movement of “non-violent Palestinian activism … has often worked hand in hand with the anti-occupation movement in Israel”:

“On the basis of population, Kashmir deserves more seats, however the delimitation commission has proposed more seats for Jammu as per geography”:

Although the court had already “ruled that Arzoo … was a minor and could not enter into a legally valid marriage as her consent had no legal value” she had refused to return to her parents until last Wednesday:

“According to Israeli Public Broadcaster, Kan, the new rules give occupation forces the right to shoot Palestinian stone throwers even as they are fleeing”:

“Those who advocate strikes against nuclear sites are underestimating the risks and overestimating the benefit”:

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