News and Analysis (12/27/07)

In a city with supposedly tight security, police stop one suicide bomber from attacking Bhutto’s rally in Rawalpindi, but let a second slip through the cracks, killing the former PM, and failing to prevent an attack on members of rival opposition leader Nawaz Sharif’s camp killing four…

…however according to a former CNN correspondent lax security isn’t the only problem facing the country, but also issues of literacy, government transparency and honesty, and religious freedom:

Leading Iraq war supporter reveals skyrocketing costs of empire and occupation:

TSA begins implementing behavioral profiling program as a more ethical and effective alternative to racial profiling:

In latest Malaysian row over issues of religious conversion, Hindu mom loses legal battle to prevent her former husband from converting their 4-year old to Islam:

Alejandro

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

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