News and Analysis (7/2/07)

“This is either extraordinary self-confidence or out of touch with reality. I can’t tell you which.” – Irwin M. Stelzer, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

“Democracy is like a gate that is opened to let people say what they want… Having the door open wider, it was easier for us to promote Islamic values and teaching.” – Budi, a student at University of Indonesia

Fighting them over there has led them to fight us over here:

New report from Iraqi government alleges civilian deaths dropped by 40%, statistics currently unable to be independently verified:

Hypocrisy of Israeli claims to help Fatah are revealed as IDF kills Fatah commander while releasing taxes for the Palestinian Authority, collected on its behalf:


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






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