News and Analysis (9/15/08)

Despite a failure to secure any convictions in the previous trial, prosecutors begin another trial against the Holy Land Foundation, accused of distributing charity to Palestinian relief groups run by Hamas:

Tribesmen “representing half a million people vowed to switch sides … if Washington does not stop cross-border attacks:”

Highly popular, Barbie dolls are described as “destructive culturally and a social danger” by Iranian prosecutor:

Donor fears that government officials will pocket donations lead to tragedy as Muslims distribute Zakat (obligatory charity) during Ramadan:

Proposed security aid package strongly indicates Israeli intention to attack Iran:

Lieutenant-General Ray Odierno assumes control of Iraqi operations on Tuesday, hoping to further improve the security and reduce the number of US forces:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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