News and Analysis (6/1/07)

Arabic language school in New York that attempts to bridge cultural/religious gaps is demonized by fears of religious extremism:

Yemeni government bars journalists and Red Cross stops shipments to volatile region:

Pakistani army threatens political opposition and shuts down two private television stations for their coverage of the sacked Chief Justice:

Al-Jazeera consultant opines that the conflict between in Iran and the US is not about “freeing Iraq” but carving their spheres of influence within the country:

Recent civilian deaths and violation of social taboos in campaign against Taliban uprising have created resentment among Afghans:


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

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