News and Analysis (5/10/13)

A “question should be put to the war hawks: If Assad’s use of sarin should call forth U.S. air strikes, ought not the use of sarin by the rebels, if confirmed, cause this country to wash its hands of those war criminals?”

“The survey also found that Americans view Muslims as the group that’s most discriminated against when compared to gays and lesbians, African Americans, Hispanics and women”:

The Catholic soldier’s multicultural back ground gave her knowledge that the American military needs to fight extremism, but ot dogged to consider suicide even after changing her name to “Nadia Christian Nova”; “I changed my name, but that didn’t change other people’s ignorance”:

“To know that this is specifically Islamophobia and not just generalized anger following an inexcusable act of violence, just remember that … America saw no similar rhetorical or physical assaults targeted at specific demographic groups after the violence of: Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols and” dozens of others:

The Christian Action Network argues the burden of proof is on Muslims of America to prove that the former group has been lying in its allegations that the latter group operates terrorist training camps on US soil:

It is not clear why Israel should take the threat seriously when Arabs in Syria are much too busy killing one another:

WINEP’s Robert Satloff calls the snub “the most famous empty chair since Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention”, but El-Gazzer insists that he “withdrew from the conference to refuse normalization with Israel” and that he paid all travel costs himself:

Mohamed Morsi won the presidency last June promising voters they would have more civil rights than under former president Hosni Mubarak, who was forced from office during the Arab Spring uprisings….
But Morsi has not yet delivered …

… as this case of an arrest on vague charges demonstrates:

“Ramadan traditionally begins the morning after the sighting, which has in the past been delayed by a day or even two by weather. Council President Mohammad Moussaoui said the old method played havoc with French Muslims’ schedules for work, school and festivities”:

 

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