Selected Articles: Middle East Update. Islam, Iraq, Iran and Israel.

Nytimes_hqStudy: ‘NYT’ Portrays Islam More Negatively than Alcohol, Cancer, and Cocaine

By Dorgham Abusalim, March 11 2016

A study released in November 2015 by 416 Labs, a Toronto-based consulting firm, reveals that the New York Times portrays Islam/Muslims more negatively than alcohol, cancer, and cocaine among other benchmarked words.

Ramadi IrakRecaptured from the Islamic State, Ramadi Destruction Is Worse than Anywhere Else in Iraq

By The New Arab, March 09 2016

The state of destruction in Ramadi is the worst than anywhere else in Iraq, a UN team announced.

Iran USA drapeauxWashington Steps Up Threats over Iran Missile Tests

By Bill Van Auken, March 11 2016

Washington has stepped up threats of new sanctions and retaliation against Iran after its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps carried out a second day of missile tests Wednesday.

The Events of 9/11: Does the truth have a chance?Iran Ordered to Pay $10.5 Billion for 9/11 by US Judge

By RT, March 11 2016

A US judge ordered Iran to pay over $10 billion in damages to families of victims who died on September 11, 2001 – even though there is no evidence of Tehran’s direct connection to the attack.

Palestine-SchoolIsraeli Textbooks for Arab Schools: ‘Bad for Arabs, Bad for Jews’

By Jonathan Cook, March 11 2016

Leaders of Israel’s large Palestinian minority have begun creating an alternative syllabus for Arab schools, in what they are terming “a revolutionary” step towards educational autonomy.

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