News and Analysis (1/24/07)

Bush’s State of the Union speech, the Democratic Party’s response and analyses:

Iraq’s No-Show, Do-Nothing Parliament:

Lebanon’s opposition protests become violent, much more sectarian:

Think-tank report: improper government response to terrorist networks and sectarianism could lead to more violence:

Government-sponsored university courses intended to help train Imams are met with skepticism from mainstream Muslim community:

Underreported News: Latest Polling Shows that Majorities of Muslims see Islam and Democracy as compatible:


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

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