Tag: USA

USA: Muslim census a difficult count

How many Muslims are there in the USA? A new census of Muslim congregations is reviving controversies over how many Muslims are in the USA, how they are counted and why it matters.

For minority religious groups, particularly Muslims and Jews, higher numbers can mean enhanced social and political clout in the U.S. public square.

International legal experts unveil index to measure how well nations follow rule of law. Plus: Robert Jay Lifton comments on U.S. use of torture

Legal experts from 95 countries have devised a way of measuring how well leaders, officials and judges are meeting the basic principles of law and human rights. That means the USA no longer has to pretend that it is the standard by which all other countries should be judged.

Also: not coincidentally, Robert Jay Lifton comments on America’s use of torture.