News and Analysis (6/22/12)

It is through efforts to bring both religious and international principles into the discussion on refugees that there is hope that leaders can find new and realistic solutions to this pressing issue:

“A military source who spoke to Ahram Online on condition of anonymity spelt out the ruling military council’s position on Egypt’s current uncertain political situation, in which the Muslim Brotherhood appears to stand on the verge of winning the presidency”…

… A view that is not shared by the liberals who, despite being uneasy about the electoral success of the Islamists, the prospect of Shafik winning, or of the army retaining power behind an impotent President Morsy, would for them mean the failure of their revolution:

… a view that plays into the hands of the military:

The Taliban attacks a resort in Kabul and kill at least 20 people because “Afghan government officials and foreigners frequent the restaurant and hotel and drink alcohol there:

“[E]very mosque prays against Boko Haram because what they are doing is not Islamic as Islam views the killing of one person as the killing of humanity” — Muazu Sani, representative of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam at the “security forum organized by the Plateau State Police Command yesterday to deliberate on the Boko Haram threats “:
“You were rubbing elbows with some of the most dangerous revolutionaries of the past few years …, there has to be religious tolerance in the world. There has to be freedom of speech” — U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady:
In Australia, the greatest growth in religious followers is among followers  of Islam, with the number of Muslims increasing by 40 per cent since the 2006 census:

A “potentially alarming development as Syria’s civil war is deepening and signs are emerging that Turkey is assisting the arming of that country’s rebels”:

A Syrian air force colonel has become the country’s first senior military officer to defect in his aircraft, seeking asylum in Jordan after making an emergency landing in his MiG-21 fighter jet.

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