News and Analysis (5/16/13)

An anonymous law enforcement source says “writing on the inside of the boat dovetails with what Dzhokhar, 19, told investigators questioning him in a Boston hospital room shortly after his capture”:

“Muslims have rubbished claims by a local Labour politician that they are offended by England’s St George’s flag”:

“Boston really stole peoples’ hearts…. I got an email from a woman in Mission Hill. She says to me, ‘I just think today you need a virtual hug. Our non-Muslim neighbors have been incredible.” — Imam William Suhaib Webb:

White female converts resent both ‘persistent questions as to why a ‘liberated/free Western woman embrace a backward faith that oppresses her?'” and “heritage Muslims [who] … them for the “colour of their skin ‘rather than for their standing as Muslims”:

Liberals who, “[t]errified of accusations of racism, desperate not to undermine the official creed of cultural diversity,” take “no action against obvious abuse” feed rather than refute the absurd fallacy that Islam advocates prostitution, racism and sexual violence:

Noting that “[w]hile the Bible was available in hospital rooms,… there was no prayer rug” the daughter of a cancer victim protests, “I should not have to leave my religion at the door in order to receive health care services”, but the state board prefers to privilege existing providers and demonize “shariah law”:

“Engaged in an identity tug-of-war, the region’s main population — the Uyghur Muslims — are gradually watching their populations dwindle as they are engulfed by a predominant Han Chinese settlement. … ‘The Silk Road of Pop’ captures the challenges of a minority group in China and the explosive music scene which results”:

The move is an attempt to prevent a repeat of provocative celebrations of the Israeli conquest that resulted in the flight of “more than 760,000 Palestinians — estimated today to number more than five million with their descendants — … driven out of their homes”:

“Islamist gunmen abducted seven members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday and want jailed militants released in exchange for the men, security sources said”:

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