News and Analysis (8/6/07)

As President Bush puts the nail in the coffin of our civil liberties by signing the wiretap law, the FBI raids the home of a suspected Justice Department whistleblower and the Washington Post slams Democrats’ cowardice, caving into Bush’s fear-mongering and putting concerns of reelection over principle:

Conference of British Hizb-ut-Tahrir chapter reignites debate over free speech versus counterterrorism concerns in the UK:

AKP leaders say that Gul may not be re-nominated for President “if a consensus can be reached on another name”:

Politically motivated trial of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood members resume, but without oversight of media scrutiny and Human Rights watchdogs:

Candidate for Hizbullah-aligned Christian party wins in tight election over rival government-aligned Christian faction, both sides claim victory and electoral fraud:

12,000 in Philippines flee in anticipation of massive government counteroffensive against Muslim separatist group that would signal the end of important cease-fire agreement:


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

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