Neither the police nor the media would describe Hicks’ murder of the three US Muslims as a hate crime, let alone terrorism, although his terrorism is unique in a way.
The opinions of the senior George W. Bush administration lawyers were not reasonable interpretations of an ambiguous legal provision but a premeditated cover for criminality.
The American sense of “manifest destiny,” accompanied by the “white man’s burden,” never truly faded into mere historical references.
Hagel’s departure may bring about some short-term political gains, but in the long run it will not be good for the administration, the Pentagon or the country.
Dealing mainly with the consequences and not the reasons of terrorism is a failure that is and will keep haunting the US foreign policy.
Each time, whether at the White House iftar or at any other gathering, leaders take great care to consider the interest of the American Muslim community and the context in which they live.
We cannot be forever silent: what kind of active and responsible citizenship does the ISNA leadership offer young American Muslims? What kind of example?
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