News and Analysis (7/28-29/07)

“We think it’s crucial that the Muslim world realize that there are evangelical Christians in the U.S. in large numbers that want a fair solution.” – Ronald J. Sider, president of Evangelicals for Social Action

Chairman of the North American Fiqh Council, Muzammil Siddiqui, opines on Jihad, religious freedom and apostasy, and women’s rights in Islam:

Former PM Benazir Bhutto discusses possibility of power sharing agreement with Musharraf, but only if the president can be a civilian president by removing himself from the position of Chief of Army Staff:

Desperate to contain growing Iranian influence, US prepares $20 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, assuages Israelis fears of more robust Arab military strength by promising them more military aid too:

Iraq momentarily unites itself beyond sectarian violence after its victory in the Asian Cup over Saudi Arabia:


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

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