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Why is the Islamic world silent about the Uighurs?

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Moisés Naím, Foreign Policy | Where are the fatwas? The angry marches in front of embassies, the indignant speeches? Where are al Qaeda’s videos? In short, what does China have that Denmark did not? China has been actively discriminating against Muslims, and recently a number of them have been killed in violent street riots.

In Denmark a newspaper printed cartoons of the prophet Mohammed and the Muslim world erupted in anger. Today that same Muslim world seems to be mute, deaf, and blind, and is oblivious to the violence and discrimination suffered by the Uighurs, a Muslim minority group, at the hands of the Chinese government. | Updated | More >>

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Peter Singer, The New York Times | The way we regard rationing in health care seems to rest on a the assumption that it’s immoral to apply monetary considerations to saving lives—but is that stance tenable? | Updated | More >>

The Washington Post’s credibility problem | 09.07.13

Ralph Ranalli, Beat The Press | After reading Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander’s lengthy takeout on the paper’s pay-to-play dinners scandal, it was hard not to come away with the feeling that the Post now has as big an issue with credibility as it does with ethics. | Updated | More >>

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Brad Stone, The New York Times | In a move that angered customers and generated waves of online pique, Amazon remotely deleted some digital editions of “1984” and “Animal Farm” from the Kindle devices of readers who had bought them. | Updated | More >>

Give Canadians the choice of Al Jazeera TV | 09.07.16

Haroon Siddiqui, The Toronto Star | The most vocal critics of human rights commissions often invoke freedom of speech. Yet they were strangely silent when Ottawa effectively blocked Al Jazeera Arabic TV’s entry into Canada in 2004. And they are mostly silent now about Al Jazeera English’s application before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. | Updated | More >>




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