News and Analysis (5/28/07)

As the US and Iran directly talk to each other for the first time in more than 28 years, discussing security issues in Iraq, other nations are seeing the spillover effects of that country’s terrorism problems come into their territory:

Religious learning and culture takes another blow in Iraq as criminals kill one of the Muslim World’s leading calligraphers:

In Saudi Arabia, small but important changes take place as the state sets up domestic violence center and women begin to redefine what “dressing modestly” means in their country:

Religious liberty under attack in Switzerland as xenophobes move to ban the display of minarets throughout the country:


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






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