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The Obama Effect?

Are Iran and Arab Oil Monarchies No Longer on a War Footing?

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June 2, 2014

Egypt’s Judges Flex Their Muscles

The ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has emboldened judges to display their political independence, but some worry they’re trampling rights in an effort to curry favor with the new government, as human-rights groups say more than 21,000 have been detained

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May 15, 2014

The True American: The hate-crime victim who pleaded for his attacker’s life

Bhuiyan realized he was uniquely situated to, as Giridharadas puts it, intervene in “the cycle of mistrust and enmity between his religious community and his adopted country — between Islam and America.” He would do so by publicly forgiving Stroman…

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May 8, 2014

Egypt’s Sham Trial: Senator Leahy Blocks Egypt Military Aid

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said on Tuesday he would not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, denouncing a “sham trial”

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May 1, 2014

Besieged and Terrified

Syrian blockade of Yarmouk refugee camp raises fears for 18,000 people left starving inside, with some already resorting to eating leaves and animal feed…

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April 24, 2014

New York Disbands Police Unit Spying on Muslims

The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped

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April 17, 2014

The Red Line & the Rat Line

‘We now know it was a covert action planned by Erdoğan’s people to push Obama over the red line,’ the former intelligence official said. ‘They had to escalate to a gas attack in or near Damascus when the UN inspectors’ – who arrived in Damascus on 18 August to investigate the earlier use of gas – ‘were there. The deal was to do something spectacular. Our senior military officers have been told by the DIA and other intelligence assets that the sarin was supplied through Turkey – that it could only have gotten there with Turkish support. The Turks also provided the training in producing the sarin and handling it.’

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April 10, 2014

A Shared Future: Muslims and Jews meet to promote Muslim-Jewish Understanding

Many leaders and activists from the Muslim and Jewish communities gathered Sunday at the University of Michigan Dearborn campus to participate in an interfaith session aimed at fostering relations between the Jewish and Muslim communities.

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April 3, 2014

Death for Ikhwan’s Badie & 528 Supporters

Egypt expands deadly crack down on Islamists and supporters of deposed President Mursi The incarcerated Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohamed Badie. AFP CAIRO, March 24 — A court in Egypt on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of ousted president Muhammad Mursi to death after a mass trial, judicial sources said, reported AFP. Islamist backers of Mursi […]

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March 27, 2014

Israel’s War on American Universities

Thoughts on the banning of pro-Palestinian student groups

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March 20, 2014

The Forgotten Day!

Today 3rd March, 90 years ago, the then British Foreign Minister Lord Curzon warned, “We must put an end to anything which brings about any Islamic unity between the sons of the Muslims.

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March 6, 2014

Denmark’s Zabiha Ban

RIYADH, Feb 23 – Denmark is likely to lose millions of dollars in trade and tourism revenues following its ban Monday on slaughtering animals in accordance with Islamic standards.

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February 27, 2014

Where Are Sochi’s Muslims?

Did the Age of Genocide Begin in Sochi?

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February 20, 2014

Holding Gov’t Hostage?

According to a classified briefing for members of Congress that took place on February 5, 2014, Snowden has compiled a huge phone book of absolutely every employee and official of the entire US Government that includes the names, home addresses, unlisted personal home telephone and personal cellular phone numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers of every person involved in any way, with any department of the US government.

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February 13, 2014

AIPAC Role Blunted

By Mark Landler WASHINGTON — The last time the nation’s most potent pro-Israel lobbying group lost a major showdown with the White House was when President Ronald Reagan agreed to sell Awacs surveillance planes to Saudi Arabia over the group’s bitter objections. Since then, the group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has run up […]

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February 6, 2014

Clash of Titans

This is not merely a fight between Israel and the US. Nor is it only a fight between the White House and Congress. It is also a battle between intellectual titans.

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January 30, 2014

Blank Check: Iran War

By Patrick J. Buchanan Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks to journalists during a news conference in New York September 27, 2013. New Iranian President Rouhani said on Friday he wanted talks with major powers on Iran’s nuclear program to yield results in a short period of time and that the improved mood in U.S.-Iranian relations […]

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January 23, 2014

Egyptian Polls Close After Final Day Of Voting On Constitution

Polls across Egypt closed on Wednesday evening after a second and final day of voting on a draft constitution that could pave the way for a presidential bid by army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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January 16, 2014

Israel’s Africans Protest–Thousands Of African Migrants Protest Outside Israeli Parliament

By Ori Lewis An African migrant takes part in a protest opposite the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem January 8, 2014. Over ten thousand migrants gathered on Wednesday for a fourth day of protests against Israel’s detention policy toward migrants it sees as illegal job-seekers. REUTERS/Baz Ratner JERUSALEM (Reuters) – More than 10,000 African […]

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January 9, 2014

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