News and Analysis (10/29/11)

With the victory of both Islam and democracy in Tunisia, and unrest breaking out in the cradle of the Tunisian revolution,  bill of rights takes on primary importance in the constitution-writing phase:

As tens of thousands flee Tawergha in fear of vengeful militants from Misrata, Saif al-Islam continues indirect negotiations professing his desire to prove his innocence before the ICC:

“According to the suit, the supervisor also reprimanded the driver for not mentioning his faith during the job interview, adding that he wouldn’t have been hired if he had”:

“[B]y age 20 he had traded his fundamentalist Islam for a more liberal, irreverent version. A prolific writer, he often satirizes his fellow Muslims, pricking the traditionalists. He is a court jester to the Islamic world, a provocateur in a kufi”:

“Israel as a matter of policy holds Hamas liable for violence perpetrated by any of the different armed groups in the coastal territory,” but “Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum meanwhile said Israel is ‘fully responsible for all the results of this dangerous escalation'”:

“Furious callers on live radio shows suggested the Wahhabi movement should be banned and its members expelled. ‘Here I am searching the newspapers every morning looking for news about foreign investments so this place can move forward and then an idiot like this comes and destroys everything. It will take years for us to wash this,’ [said] cab driver Ismet Besic”:

As Syrian opposition insists dialogue is impossible while demonstrators are being shot, the Arab League signals its patience may be running out:

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