News and Analysis (11/13/07)

European human rights watchdog slams UN and EU methodology for blacklisting terrorism suspects as “totally arbitrary” and finds recent attempts to modify the process are “just as flawed as the previous ones”:

Musharraf continues to slip on political and military fronts in Pakistan as Bhutto calls for his resignation from politics and opposition parties finally seem to be unite on issues of judicial independence; meanwhile Taliban militants continue to overrun local police and take over more towns in northwestern Pakistan:

Secular Egyptian law forces religious minorities to suffer under un-Islamic discrimination of being forced to identify themselves as Muslims on national ID cards despite practicing another faith:

Iraqi who helped push America to war in Iraq appears to have gained a political second wind, but has difficult road ahead as minister in charge of reconstruction efforts in Baghdad area:


Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.

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