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A trade war between Turkey and the US over a pastor?

By: Robert Fisk Source: Independent  It needs a stroke of genius to soften the heart for poor old Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Those of us who have always believed that Erdogan is a bit off his rocker must still be appalled that a US president infinitely more cracked than the Turkish variety is trying to impoverish Nato’s second largest military ally sims 3 expansion packs for free. True, Erdogan locked up 50,000 Turks – including an American pastor, of whom more later – after the attempted coup against him two years ago, but hasn’t Egypt’s president/field marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi broken this record by banging up 60,000 supposed Islamists in his own country’s prisons? And what about Haider...

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Defining Islamophobia is essential to dealing with it

By: Myriam Francois Source: Middle East Eye After a recent torrent of allegations about Islamophobia in the British Conservative Party, questions remain over how the government intends to tackle the issue. Some of the most serious allegations have been of Conservative politicians and candidates making or sharing prejudicial comments about Muslims, including one comparing Islam to Nazism, and another seemingly endorsing a comment by far-right activist Tommy Robinson and noting: “Revoke Muslim immigration, repatriate and secure European borders.” As the far-right makes hitherto unimaginable gains across Europe, it should concern us all that its ideals and policies now find echo in mainstream...

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Jordan’s Baqaa refugee camp and Palestinian right of return

By: Mustafa Abu Sneineh Source: Middle East Eye BAQAA REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – It is half an hour’s drive from the Jordanian capital of Amman to Baqaa, where 119,000 Palestinian refugees have lived since the refugee camp was set up in 1968. It is the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan and one of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s 10 officially registered refugee camps in the country. The camp lies 20km north of Amman and sits on a low ground where rainwater gathers and pours in from the surrounding mountains. Greenhouses and crops of tomatoes, olive trees and citrus fruits enclose the camp and form its borders. Kathem Ayesh, the head of the Jordanian...

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