News and Analysis (6/12/13)

Not satiated with its confiscation of Muslim and Christian property to date, “[t]he Israeli government has backed a property law that could enable seizure of up to 40 percent of the Palestinian private property in Jerusalem”:

“Former presidents Mohammad Khatami and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani fell behind Rowhani after a rival moderate bowed out in attempts to consolidate reform-minded forces battered by years of crackdowns”:

Egyptians “find themselves stuck between an Islamist government still figuring out how to lead and a weak and divided opposition”:

“Still unnoticed and out of the news … is a … situation in the US … involving a pattern of controversial terrorism trials that result in devastating prison sentences involving the harshest forms of solitary confinement … of Muslim men, including some formerly well-known and respected American citizens”:

“Some Detroit-area Muslims sued last year, saying they’ve been held at gunpoint, handcuffed and repeatedly questioned about their religion when returning to the U.S. from Canada. Some have given up on crossing the border”:

After last night’s violent crackdown, demonstrators question the credentials of those who have agreed to talks with Erdogan and the declining political stability is exacerbating the emerging economic decline:

“A defense attorney for Enright did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Earlier, Enright’s defense had said he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following a trip to Afghanistan”:

Ten Muslims, most recently a 48-year-old drug addict, and no Buddhists have been arrested in the wake of anti-Muslim rioting that has killed 200 and left 140,000 mostly Royhinga Muslims homeless as the UN is slammed for its indifference to the atrocities:

“The arrests come amid diminishing confidence within the Moro Islamic Liberation Front over the government’s sincerity in trying quickly to seal a deal to end the rebellion which has left an estimated 150,000 people dead since the 1970s”:

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