News and Analysis (7/26/07)

Reagan-era appointees speak out against torture, denouncing it as immoral and against national interests:

Five years after its peace plan was rejected by the opposite side, Arab League extend an olive branch to Israel–yet again:

After latest electoral victory the Islamic-oriented AKP and PM Tayyip Erdogan renew their support for Abdullah Gul’s presidential bid:

“You can’t say, on the one hand, ‘We invite you to work, come over,’ and on the other hand say, ‘Yes, you can pray, but only in courtyards, basements, in the shadow of society’… The Muslim communities want to integrate. They don’t want to live in the shadow anymore.” – Klaus Endter, Ecumenical Specialist for Hessen’s Protestant Church

As Britain’s Home Office expands the number of alleged terror suspects, Big Brother tries to extend its hand further by doubling the amount of time someone can be held without being charged:

Bush can quash the Iraq Study Group report, but he can’t ignore GAO’s own document in September:


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






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