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Why Do Israel and Gaza Keep Fighting? Because It’s in Their Leaders’ Interests.

More than two dozen people were killed and homes and businesses destroyed in the weekend’s fighting between Israel and Gaza, but on Monday leaders on both sides declared themselves satisfied with the outcome.

The cycle of violence-ceasefire-repeat that keeps verging on all-out war may look like pointless destruction to the outside world. But analysts say it is amply serving the interests of the two main antagonists…more: NYTIMES

Fighting female genital mutilation among India’s Bohra

While little was known about female genital mutilation in India, that is all changing thanks to Ranalvi and a group of women who have come together under the forum “Speak out on FGM” to tell of their experiences and to encourage other women to speak out too.

Last month a petition was launched by 17 Bohra women calling for a law banning FGM in India.

“A lot of Bohra women contacted me wanting to speak out and talk about what happened to them,” Ranalvi said…MORE:  aljazeera.com  MORE: FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first

Muslims Stand In Solidarity With Indigenous People Fighting For Sacred Land

Members of nearly 300 different Native American tribes have gathered at the Sacred Stone Camp to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. They claim the $3.8 billion project would snake across their sacred lands and burial sites, and could pose a threat to the water supply that serves the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which lies just south of the pipeline’s proposed route. f.”…MORE:HUFFINGTONPOST.COM

Why a Notorious Anti-Islam Activist is Fighting the Federal Government in Oregon

Between quoting the Constitution and decrying government oppression, he told his little girls that he missed them and was sorry for missing recent holidays. He reminded them that they need to be good for their mother.

“I’ve had to do a lot of soul-searching up here,” he said. “And I’m with good people, who’ve also had to do a lot of soul-searching — some people who have been doing this soul-searching for years… and I am 100 percent willing to lay my life down to fight against tyranny in this country.”….more: www.washingtonpost.com