News and Analysis (6/15/07)

Fatah dissolves Palestinian unity government and declares a national state of emergency as Hamas is victorious in Gaza and grants amnesty to Fatah militants:

Sectarian backlash in Iraq takes place after second bombing of Samarra mosque, but violence is limited by increased security presence and leaders’ appeal for calm:

“We need to isolate the extremists as opposed to isolating the mainstream community” – Salam Al-Maryati, Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council

Egyptian government uses is state-controlled interpretation as excuse for arresting dissenting and heterodox Muslims:

Pro-active law enforcement, not military, responses and intellectual mobilization of Indonesian orthodox Muslim scholars lead to blow against violent radical network:

Forum to be held in Scotland for young Muslims to vent their grievances over racial profiling, media stereotyping and other forms of discrimination:


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

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