News and Analysis (10/18/11)

EU reps assured the Gaza government that the restrictions on the entry of goods would be eased as Shalit and the Palestinian 1,027 are freed:

The meeting in Istanbul addresses “the need for a women’s Shura Council, where women would ‘actively dialogue and debate’ important issues, then research and discuss them, and then ultimately write position papers that could be used by Muslim women over the world in their work”:

“Islamic Law requires adherents to abide by the laws of the land in which they reside. Regardless of whether an American Muslim subscribes to a liberal or conservative viewpoint of polygamy, as noted above, they are religiously prohibited from engaging in polygamous relationships because it is illegal in the United States to do so”:

“[F]ighting in the capital with supporters of Muammar Gaddafi raised fears of another insurgency”:

Addressing the question of freedom, “Do we want to be a melting pot full of vibrant cultures? Or, do we want everyone to assimilate to one culture, one rationale, one way of being?”

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