News and Analysis (5/22/07)

Residents of Baghdad’s Kadhimiya district live in relative peace in exchange for a certain level of extortion and ethnic cleansing of Sunni residents while violence elsewhere in the city has led to the near-complete departure of a sizable Christian community and closed shops in a once busy market district: 

Standoff in Pakistan between radical religious vigilantes and security forces over kidnapped policemen ends with release of the hostages… 

…meanwhile some analysts fear further authoritarian measures by President Musharraf will risk more destabilization: 

Muslim American woman is tasked to lead engagement initiative between US State Department and European Muslims: 

Latest public opinion data from the Pew Research Center finds Muslim Americans are largely assimilated, happy with their lives, but complain of discrimination since 9/11: 


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






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