Yazmin Juárez, the mother of a toddler who died shortly after being released from a for-profit detention center in Texas, offered a powerful testimony in front of a panel of U.S. House members on Wednesday. Juárez said she and her daughter fled violence in Guatemala and hoped for a better future in the U.S. “Unfortunately, that did not happen,” she told the lawmakers….more: yahoo
Muslims have lived in Germany in significant numbers for decades; in 1961 the Federal Republic concluded an agreement with Turkey that would ultimately bring nearly a million Turkish workers to Germany by 1973. The relationship of these migrants to broader German society changed—many put down roots, formed families, and have been in Germany for three or four generations. Today, 4 million Muslims live in Germany….more .aicgs.org
The Secret History of Muslims in the U.S…MORE: .nytimes.com
The murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 has damaged the Saudi regime’s image and credibility worldwide. Partners of Saudi Arabia that have always cherished their close relationships with the regime and refrained from overtly criticizing its domestic repression, such as…MORE:foreignaffairs.
.. The officials said MBS placed his mother under house arrest at least for some time at a palace in Saudi Arabia, without the king’s knowledge…more: nbcnews
On October 6, 2017, the Attorney General issued a Memorandum for All Executive Departments and Agencies entitled Federal Law Protections for Religious Liberty. The guidance was accompanied by a memo directing Department of Justice components and United States Attorney’s Offices to use the religious liberty Memorandum in litigation, advice to the Executive Branch, operations, grants, and all other aspects of the Department’s work….more: justice.gov
The dispute could turn the American ambassador, David M. Friedman, an avid supporter of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, into a new kind of diplomatic settler himself. The plan is for the provisional embassy to be housed in what is now the consular services section of the United States …more: nytimes