News and Analysis (4/16/07)

Washington Post columnist Robert Novak and the Daily Star Lebanon’s editorial examine Arab nations’ olive branch extended to the Israelis, and the consequences of the latter’s rejection of it:

Admissions at American universities in the Middle East demonstrate a fondness for American values and ideas, but not foreign policy:

Moderator of popular Muslim Brotherhood blog and 23 other members are arrested by Egyptian state security services across the country:

Opposition to Islamic vigilantism in Pakistan escalates as tens of thousands protest against the ultra-conservative leader of the Lal Masjid, Abdul Aziz:

Stressing integration, citizenship, and attaining interests of Muslim communities, leader of Pan-European Muslim organization urges strong participation in France’s upcoming elections:


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

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