News and Analysis (7/23/09)

“Power is always inclined to become absolute, and only people’s movements can put a hold on this inclination” –Mousavi:

The physically ill have always been exempt from the pilgrimage obligation:

Pakistanis object to a US policy that would crush militancy in Pakistan but accepts India’s  occupation of Kashmir:

The Kurdistan Democratic Party may soon find itself in total control of Kurdish affairs…

… Meanwhile, Obama looks to improve Iraqi autonomy, addressing sectarian disputes and seeking to remove Saddam-era UN sanctions still in place:

“[H]e has not been successful. It will be very difficult for him to defend … the past five years. That’s why he is trying to avoid direct debate”:

H1N1 prompts hajj restrictions


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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