News and Analysis (6/21/07)

Fatah arrests elected Hamas officials and destroys institutions affiliated with the party in the West Bank, Hamas responds that such actions “could lead to Fatah’s downfall”:

In wake of massive corruption and rising violence, Iraqi Shi’a VP hands in resignation, shows signs of political fraying within community:

Seeing the power of faith in politics, US military strategists prod Iraqi religious leaders to incite hope and reconciliation, not divisiveness:

Transfer of FBI agents to counterterrorism cases from street crime and abuse national security letters makes America less safe and less free:

Former US Ambassador for international religious freedom finds that all of the worlds major faiths must respect and protect each other’s right to freely worship, even in spite of major theological disagreements:


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

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