News and Analysis (6/28/07)

Religious Muslim charities and individuals come under increased scrutiny from Fatah due to alleged affiliations with Hamas:

Although in control of key positions within the military, support for Musharraf is gradually slipping among soldiers due to civilian discontent and rising violence and instability from pro-Taliban factions:

Judiciary committee slaps the White House with a subpoena, ordering it to hand over relevant information in investigation of NSA domestic spying:

Review of tapped phone calls show Jose Padilla as a lazy and bumbling fool, not exactly the motivated ideologue terrorist organizations want to recruit:

Rather than making substantive policy changes Bush administration announces creation of “special envoy” to the toothless Organization of Islamic Conference:

In landmark polygamy case, Muslim scholars in Indonesia affirm monogamy as the norm in Islam, says polygamy is “not a basic right” and only allowed under very limited circumstances:


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






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