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“We must recognise now that our Muslim communities will feel anxious at this time given the past behaviour of the extreme right wing and we will continue to work with all community leaders in the coming days.” Quite right, for how else were other near-attacks foiled, except through the information passed on from those close enough to potential attackers to know their thoughts?....

 

How to Produce Fewer Terrorists in Prison
Leonid Bershidsky

Yet modern terror may have just as much to do with how penal systems operate. More space, lower incarceration rates, shorter jail times all appear to be characteristic of countries where ex-convicts don’t stage major terror attacks. It should be easier to fix this than to change global migration patterns. ..

 

At Site of Deaths
Tim Arango

The fighting against the Islamic State here has grown more urgent, with Iraqi officers saying the American-led coalition has been quicker to strike urban targets from the air with less time to weigh the risks for civilians. They say the change reflects a renewed push by the American military under the Trump administration to speed up the battle for Mosul....

 

After London Attack, Living Between Cultures
Dina Nayeri

Everyone should get to choose his or her own identity. Five days ago, I was part of the tribe of Iranians celebrating Nowruz. Today I am part of the tribe of frightened Londoners, tight-squeezing mothers, searching writers, stress-eaters. After each terrorist attack, Muslims and Middle Easterners around the world suffer a period of worry, fear, and anxiety. For a time, many give up their voices and relinquish that most native part of themselves, hoping the world will see them as a member of any other tribe....

 

After Terrorist Attack, a British City Linked to Jihadis Winces and Asks Why
Katrin Bennhold

Exaggeration or not, many people are asking that question. Khalid Masood, 52, the Briton responsible for the deadly attack outside Parliament last week, remains a puzzle to investigators working on how, why and when he was radicalized. But one aspect is familiar: He had a connection to Birmingham, having moved almost a year ago to this city of 1.1 million, where more than one in five residents declare Islam as their religion....

 

The West’s Fresh Chorus against the Hijab
Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

In fact modesty, of which Hijab is an outward expression, is the defining emblem of Islamic values. The Arabic word for modesty is Haya. The interesting thing about this word is that it is linguistically related to the Arabic word for life (Hayat). Modesty is the virtue that gives spiritual life to the soul. This connection between spiritual life and modesty exists because the virtue is not just about outward appearances; rather, it is tolerance first and foremost about the inward state of having modesty before God – meaning an awareness of divine presence everywhere ...

 

But if it is an echo, it may be a muted one. Many European voters, anxious but increasingly inured, have essentially priced in the cost of terrorism — at least when it happens outside their own borders and when the toll is not so high. A relatively limited attack, like the one in London, was considered unlikely to shift the electoral terrain. “This connects London to Paris, Nice, Berlin and Brussels in the context of the political space we’re in,”...

 

Five Islamic Secrets of the Americas
Tharik Hussain

‘Jefferson’s Quran’ is the earliest and clearest physical evidence we still have of Islamic culture shaping the Americas. If you do go looking for it in the Library of Congress, be sure to stop and admire the famous Renaissance style dome, high above the beautiful reading room For right there, in plain sight is the word ‘Islam’ alongside ‘Rome’, the ‘Middle Ages’, ‘Spain’, ‘Italy’ and all the other key cultures the ‘founding fathers’ wanted to honour for shaping the United States of America and its values....

 

Muslims inside FBI Describe Culture of Suspicion and Fear: 'It Is Cancer'
Spencer Ackerman

FBI officials from Muslim-majority countries, a minority in a predominantly white bureau, say they are subject to an organizational culture of suspicion and hostility that leadership has done little to reform. At least one decorated intelligence analyst has been fired this year after a long ordeal which began with a routine foreign visit to see his family....

 

With Iran’s presidential election approaching, media are flooded with headlines suggesting that Iran is going to be the only country in the world where hard-liners will not score a victory in the polls. Many depict this as a good news for Iranian citizens, the region and world because “moderates” will be winning the election. From my perspective, this completely misleads the public about the complexities and nuances of Iran’s politics....

 

After an Oval Office meeting on Monday with Mr. Trump, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq told an audience at the United States Institute of Peace that he had been “given assurances that the support will not only continue but will accelerate” in Baghdad’s battle against the Islamic State....

 

Trump and the Sunni-Shia War
Gwynne Dyer

If Trump cosies up to the Russians instead, he will have to accept a close relationship with Assad’s brutal regime in Syria (no problem there) and also with Russia’s main ally in the Syrian war, Iran (potentially big problem there). But various latent conflicts are likely to burst into flame as the big civil wars in Iraq and Syria stagger to an end. Trump will have to jump one way or another quite soon....

 

Arab Manliness and Honour (Muru’ah) Gave Birth to European Chivalry
Habeeb Salloum

Chivalry began in a secular Arabia where the tribal code of honour with all its ramifications was the basis of right and wrong. Heroes were those who exemplified the characteristics of the chivalrous attributes in that society. It was so important that as Islam enveloped the area, it remained part of the new social order of life and continued as part of the human code of life with the conquests of new territory. As such, chivalry became part of the many Arab contributions to the West....

Europe's Turkish Awakening
Burak Bekdil

None of the incidents that forcefully point to Europe's "Turkish awakening" happened out of the blue. At the beginning of February, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Erdogan held a tense meeting in Ankara. Erdogan clearly rejected Merkel's mention of "Islamist terror" on grounds that "the expression saddens Muslims because Islam and terror cannot coexist."...

 

Why is Trump Lunching With Saudi War Criminal While Yemenis are Starving?
Medea Benjamin

It seems that the admiration is mutual. As Trump and Prince Salman sat for a photo op after lunch, Trump smiled, pointed to the Saudi delegation, and said, “They are nice people.” No, Mr. Trump, they aren’t. They behead people for peaceful dissent at home. They export the extreme Wahhabist ideology that fuels terrorist groups. And they are committing war crimes in Yemen. ...

Trump’s Farewell to Charms
S. Mubashir Noor, New Age Islam

Trump’s Farewell to Charms
S. Mubashir Noor, New Age Islam

Liberal internationalism is dead. Or at the very least on death row awaiting execution should US President Donald Trump push forward with his campaign promises. Why? Simply put, his declared priorities as president are at complete odds with the fundamental feature undergirding the post-1945 world order sired and steered by the US. Once the continents emerged from the ashes of World War II, Washington as the only standing superpower promised a benevolent model of international relations that shunned the petty realpolitik of old Europe and its exploitative colonialism. Positive social virtues like human rights and self-government would thenceforth illuminate the twentieth century.….

100 Years after the Balfour Declaration
Robert Fisk

On an official visit to Israel in 1986, Thatcher said that she regarded discussion of Jerusalem as “internal politics”. In 2001, Tony Blair’s government granted 90 arms exports licences to Israel for “defensive” weapons – including torpedoes, armoured vehicles, bombs and missiles. There is much, much more of this in Cronin’s book, including Blair’s useless and disgraceful period as “peace” envoy to the Middle East and the growing business contracts between British companies and Israeli arms providers – to the extent that the British army ended up deploying Israeli-made drones in the skies of Afghanistan and Iraq....

 

Re-orienting Western Notions of the State: From the Ottoman Empire to the Present
Andrew Delatolla

These ideas took on a distinct form that sought to salvage Islam as the imperial bedrock of the Ottoman Empire, but also create a national identity that altered the state-society relationship from subject to citizen. The amalgamation of Western ideas of nationalism and rational governance with principles derived from interpretations of Islam and imperial governance were dismissed by European consuls, who thought it necessary for the Ottoman administration to reform by casting away the traditional knowledge and practices of Ottoman governance. ..

 

Six U.S. States Challenge Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0
Abdus Sattar Ghazali

At least six U.S. states are challenging President Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 executive order that bars new visas for people from six Muslim countries and temporarily shuts down the U.S. refugee program. On March 8, the state of Hawaii filed suit, arguing the new federal order will harm Muslims living in the state. As of March 10, five other states have joined together in a combined challenge to the latest order from Trump.....

 

Official Washington’s politicians and pundits – virtually across the political spectrum – continue to insist that Iran is the chief sponsor of terrorism. It is a classic example of how Official Washington, which decries “fake news” and “alternative facts,” is at the forefront of spreading fake news and alternative facts.....

 

Donald Trump Rolls out Muslim Ban 2.0
Abdus Sattar Ghazali

The ban is about xenophobia and Islamophobia. The new ban will have the same effect on our community as the initial one did, and ADC will continue to provide pro bono legal assistance to those impacted. Further, we will make ourselves readily available to come out to your city and provide sessions about the ban and its impact.....

 

New Travel Ban Garners Same Verdict in Middle East: A Slap at Muslims
Declan Walsh

According to the New America Foundation, all 13 jihadist terrorists who have killed people in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001, were American citizens or permanent residents. None had ties to the seven countries first singled out by Mr. Trump in January. A federal appeals court, rejecting that order, said his administration had produced “no evidence” linking citizens from the seven affected nations to terrorist acts in the United States....

 

Bracing For the Vetting Already In the Offing –An SOS to American Muslim Intellectual Elite and Muslim Intelligentsia At Large
Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

Though the government has 100% right to vet the people entering the country, but does it mean a routine vetting at the entrance of every government office? Therefore, the nature and scope, frequency and rationale of ‘vetting’ and the manner of framing of the questions must be contested and ratified by the court or else a Muslim in America will have to carry a Vetting Certificate with him all the time – somewhat like the Jews wearing Star of David badges in the Medieval ages and under Nazi occupation….

Don’t Be Fooled, Trump’s New Muslim Ban Is Still Illegal
Farhana Khera

This revised order is a Muslim ban. All the countries he has excluded are more than 90 percent Muslim. Three of them — Iran, Somalia and Yemen — are more than 99 percent Muslim. Even though Mr. Trump tailored his order to survive legal challenges, as his former adviser Rudolph Giuliani conceded on national television, his objective is clearly to exclude Muslims....

 
President Trump’s Muslim Ban Lite
New York Times Editorial

While it may disrupt fewer lives, the new ban, and its justification, conveys the same spurious messages: that Muslims are inherently dangerous and that resettling refugees represents a dire threat. As part of the new order, the government intends to disseminate data on “honour killings” committed by foreigners in the United States. This step, and Mr. Sessions’ unsubstantiated claim about refugees under F.B.I. investigation, can be read only as a cultural smear....

 
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