News and Analysis (4/25/07)

In the wake of publicized abuses and appointment of new Undersecretary of Intelligence, Department of Defense announces end to obscure and intrusive domestic intelligence program:    

Extremist secular nationalism and the interference of the secular military establishment foment religious intolerance toward faith-based activism and religious minorities in Turkey:    

Clobbering bad guys and negative stereotypes, Kuwaiti psychologist Naif al-Mutawa develops the Islamic comic book series “The 99” in order to provide culturally relevant heroes for Muslim youth:    

Under moderate Islamist party leadership, free market economic reforms have led to greater national prosperity, creating a growing Muslim religious middle class in Turkey:   

Polling of Muslim-majority countries show highlights complexities of Muslims’ sentiments toward Al-Qaeda and American militarism, the public role of Islamic values and laws and democratic governance:   




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






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