News and Analysis (6/24/13)

Doctors surveyed  “responded that it is also due to preference of son, lack of awareness regarding status of women in Islam and also due to discrimination with girls but most of the factor is lack of religious knowledge”:

Mustafa Akyol wants against ov simplifying the Turkish divide:

“The moves against the tunnels have dashed the hopes of many Palestinians that Mursi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood from which Hamas was born, would significantly ease Egyptian border restrictions on Gaza, which is also subjected to blockade by Israel”:

“The killings came a week after Salafi clerics insulted Shiites during a June 15 rally attended by Morsi, who listened silently” …

… and “Shi’ite minority leaders and the liberal opposition accused the government itself, dominated by the Sunni Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, of whipping up sectarian anger over the war in Syria as a means of appeasing its own hardline Salafist allies”:

“Stewart used last night’s interview to send a message to Egypt’s authorities, telling the audience: ‘If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime’”:

Those who leave Islam have either based their understanding “on a particular group, ideology, shaykh, or school of thought (and they simply cannot adhere to the “rules” anymore); or they’ve been mistreated repeatedly by Muslims, often in the name of Islam (and they refuse to subject themselves to it any longer)”:

“Once people realized the police would not intervene, they were emboldened to murder Muslims, according to Burmese parliament member Win Htein, who witnessed it and said that the mob was cheering when someone was dragged away and killed” …

… meanwhile, Myanmar’s president sides with the man Time Magazine called “[t]he face of Buddhist terror”:

“The country’s much criticised International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) charged Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan with 11 ‘crimes against humanity’ counts including murder, confinement, abduction and torture”:

“We will continue to target the foreigners until the drone strikes stop. This attack was particularly in revenge for the killing of our commander Wali-ur-Rehman. Our local Taliban faction in the area carried it out under our instructions” — TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan:

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