News and Analysis (4/11/07)

While Iraq has been hit by some of the hardest fighting between joint US-Iraqi forces and Sunni militants, Sadr’s movement threatens to leave the government and escalate violence in the country:


North Africa is rocked by series of terrorist attacks:


US-led war on terror has led to pretexts for sidestepping the rule of law at home and abroad:


While analysts believe that Ahmedinejad’s rhetoric is making diplomacy much more difficult, Pelosi is unfazed and keeps dialogue with the Iranian leader as an option on the table:


In spite of productive speech to Georgetown University students on Islam and Democracy – via satellite – Tariq Ramadan faces criticism:


This is how the cartoons regarding the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) should have been handled:


In spite of new restrictions, Saudis fight for what little freedom they have from government intrusion into their lives by continuing to hold private discussions:



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

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