News and Analysis (6/10/07)

Egyptian court ruling seeks to balance religious liberty and “security” interests by striking University’s attempt to ban the face veil on campus, but does require that women remove it temporarily in order to enter:

After being freed from Gitmo, Uighur Muslims receive asylum in Albania, but live under surveillance with little hope of social mobility and others due to be released have no where to go:

Military adventurism in Middle East and lackluster support for outcome of electoral results leads to loss of credibility on global democracy support and hurts development of local civil society:

Malaysian Islamists, distracted by foolhardy attempts to implement corporal punishment, instead of focusing on peoples’ economic welfare, have the party fighting for electoral viability and motivates the party to elect moderates over hardliners to lead itself:


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

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