Articles from Juan Cole

#CanYouHearUsNow: Muslim Women Lambast Trump’s Orientalism

TeleSur | – –

Muslim women activists took to social media to take a stand against the Republican candidate’s bigoted drudgery.

Muslim-Americans Khizr and Ghazala Khan, parents of the late Army Capt. Humayun Khan who died while serving in Iraq, became the latest targets of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s incessant bigotry.

Black Lives Matter Protests in Palestine

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BLM argued that police violence and killings against Black people in the U.S. are connected to the decades-long Israeli oppression of Palestinians.

Activists from the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S. joined a protest in the Palestinian village of Bilin near Ramallah city in the West Bank in an effort to put an international spotlight on the Israeli oppression, occupation and “genocide” of Palestinians.

Pope and French Muslims try Muslim-Christian outreach instead of ‘War on Terror’ Polarization

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –

AFP reported from the papal airplane on Pope Francis’s remarks about Islam in the wake of the brutal murder of an elderly priest by two teenagers of North African heritage in Normandy last Tuesday. Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) claimed responsibility.

The pope said,

“It’s not true and it’s not correct (to say) Islam is terrorism. . . I don’t think it is right to equate Islam with violence”.

Israel jailing more and more Palestinian Minors without Charges or Trial

Ma’an News Agency | – –

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli human rights group B’Tselem released a report Thursday evening revealing that Israeli authorities have steadily increased their use of administrative detention — Israel’s policy of internment without charge or trial — on Palestinian minors since October.

The group stated in the report that the controversial policy which allows for the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence had not been used by Israeli authorities on Palestinian minors since December 2011.

How Twitter robots spam critics of Saudi Arabia & Shiite Muslims

By Brian Whitaker | ( ) | – –

For several weeks now there has been growing evidence that Twitter is being used for a covert and highly organised propaganda operation which disparages Shia Muslims while supporting the Sunni Muslim governments of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Russian & Iranian Press deplore Hillary Clinton Hawkishness; Israelis complain she’s Dove

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –

How is the international press responding to the Democratic National Convention and the formalization of Hillary Clinton’s status as the party’s standard-bearer in the presidential campaign?

BBC Monitoring helped me find these reports, which I’m paraphrasing or quoting from their translation: