FBI issues report on Black Lives Matter as possible domestic threat

Key Details: 23/11/2017 This article addresses a report produced by the FBI issued in August in response to the Black Lives Matter movement in which it is believed to be contributing to the domestic terrorist threat in the USA, even going so far as labeling its members as ‘Black Identity Extremist’. This implicates not only the freedom of speech of the members of the respective group but sees a return of practices of the FBI from the times during the civil rights movements. Example includes spying on members of the group, etc. This backlash is intensified, due to the Trump administration in which ‘black voters’[…]

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Texas Mosque destroyed in fire

Key details: 29/01/2017 from Japan Assessment: An early morning fire destroyed a mosque in Victoria, Texas on Saturday. The building of Islamic Centre has been a target of hatred since its foundation in 2000, and was burglarised just a week ago. In July 2013, “H8” (hate) was sprayed on the front of the building. Though police does not confirm whether it was arson, it seems to be an act of a hate crime, given other mosques in the United States were also set on fire in the past. What needs to be noted is discrimination against Muslims by political leaders was seen just before this[…]

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Security Implications of Executive Order on Muslim Ban

Key details: 28/01/2017 from Qatar   Assessment: President Donald Trump has signed a controversial Executive Order in the Pentagon which bans asylum seekers and refugees from 7 countries in MENA (Middle East and North Africa); notably Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Iran. According to President Trump, the Executive Order was implemented on reasons based on security and stability for the United States despite the claims that this ban has on what the US stands for from human rights values, freedom , and liberty and this ban especially challenges the Immigration and Nationality Act implemented by congress in 1965 in which it is unlawful[…]

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