News and Analysis (1/31/11)

“The military command, which may be keener to preserve a 60-year-old system of army-backed government than to prolong the personal rule of the 82-year-old Mubarak, issued a statement on Monday calling protesters’ demands ‘legitimate'”:

Mohamed Nimmer offderes advice to Western leaders on how to avoid a repeat of past mistakes the West has made in the face of Muslim resistance to its home-grown despots:

To emphasize that it is not the leader of the current protests, the Muslim Brotherhood took “a back seat” at the funeral of its first martyr of the current unrest …

… yet, “Mubarak’s lie that … even the slightest weakening of his oppressive, authoritarian regime would result in the” Talibanization of Egypt is now “being peddled to Americans by people like Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, two men whose views on the role of religion and politics are almost identical to those of the Muslim Brotherhood:

Et tu, Sudan?

Both “Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad … had a great impact on Gandhi”:

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