The gun culture in the US is back in the spotlight after a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor at an Arizona shooting range.The child was being shown how to fire the weapon, but lost control when it was switched to automatic.Al Jazeera’s Jennifer London reports from Los Angeles.
Has the integration of British Muslims failed?
This week, radical and extremist Islam has been at the heart of the news agenda, as a video circulated showing the beheading of an American journalist by an IS fighter who appeared to be of British extraction. Clearly, radical Islam exists in Britain but its roots, and the solutions to it, remain obscure.
It’s time for action
We have a huge problem with integration, and it’s being grossly underplayed. If about 500 British muslims have gone to fight in Iraq and Syria, assuming it’s mostly young Sunni males that’s one in every 800. It’s been three years since David Cameron pointed to the link between extremism and terrorist attacks in his speech in Munich, and the Department for Communities and Local Government, which was responsible for rolling out the counter-extremism strategy, has done nothing. Both the government and Muslim communities need to work together to resolve this. We’ve seen huge improvements in our lifetimes with racism and homophobia. If we can do it with them, we can do it with Islamist extremism, which is also a form of bigotry.
Maajid Nawaz, co-founder of counter-extremism think tank Quilliam
By: Saed Bannoura
The sources said resident Mahmoud Khalil Abu al-Hawa was shot by a rubber-coated metal bullet to the abdomen from a close range, while resident Ali Mahmoud Abu al-Hawa suffered a broken arm after several soldiers assaulted him.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers also fired gas bombs and rounds of live ammunition, while a number of settlement guards also fired rounds of live ammunition into the air.
Clashes have also been reported in the Shu’fat refugee camp, and Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, in addition to a number of neighborhoods.
In related news, the Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said Israel decided to release 46 Jerusalemite Palestinians, among dozens kidnapped in the last two days, under the condition of limiting their movement, and having their families sign affidavits to guarantee their location, and appearance in court when needed.