News and Analysis (5/27/10)

Allegations of torture and the detention of women and children to extract information from al-Qaeda suspects has Iraqis fearful that the withdrawal of US troops will unleash human rights abuses across Iraq:

“Mr Obama must know that this proposal is a historic opportunity. [Obama should] know that if this opportunity is lost, I doubt the Iranian nation will give a new chance to this gentleman in the future” -Ahmadinejad:

A non-Muslim, Krista Bremer speaks about allowing her nine-year-old daughter to explore Islam and choose the Hijab for herself:

“One the biggest roadblocks to recovery and awareness in Muslim and Arab communities is denial and shame”

“If the Israelis try to stop us, this will be a huge diplomatic and political crises for them…. [T]he international community is not accepting the siege on Gaza” – Hanin Zuabi, a member of the Israeli parliament who is on board the flotilla:

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