News and Analysis (1/22/07)

“We have to know the real Sharia; we have to be able to point to passages in the holy Koran and say, ‘Here, read this…. In Islamic history, men have been the boss. They want to be the boss forever…but that is not Islam; that is cultural tradition.”–Rahala Salim

In order to tackle unemployment and stimulate private industry, the Libyan government embarks on an ambitious economic reform plan:

Sectarian bickering rears its ugly head at Muslim ecumenical conference in Qatar:

Welcome to the newest form of demonization and racism – accusing a politician of having attended a Muslim school:

Exhibit A in why foreign interventionism impedes democratization and liberalization:


Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.






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