Day: July 20, 2012

Acting Like Americans on Ramadan

Huff Post: by David Schanzer Last summer, I was honored to be invited to an Iftar dinner — the meal to break the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan — hosted by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. The guests consisted of many high ranking government officials, […]

Bangladesh rights record faces US scrutiny

Source: AP By: MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Associated Press Published: July 19, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) Accusations of extrajudicial killings by Bangladeshi paramilitary forces and the South Asian nation’s refusal to grant refuge to fleeing refugees faced scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers Thursday. The congressional hearing also examined allegations of abuses against labor […]

Bangladesh reverses stance on Rohingyas

Source: Gulf Times. Bangladesh had widely welcomed the “brothers in trouble” as it witnessed first Rohingya refugee influx in 1978, but the realities stand reversed in 2012 when the Myanmar’s ethnic minority community is not welcome despite their exposure to sectarian violence in their homeland. This year Bangladesh has refused […]

Judge backs blogger over anti-Islam NYC bus ads

Source: WS journal Associated Press NEW YORK — An anti-Islam activist has won a preliminary round in her First Amendment fight to place New York City bus ads calling enemies of Israel “savages.” Federal Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan says he agrees with blogger Pamela Geller. He says the Metropolitan […]