News and Analysis (8/9/07)

Musharraf avoids using weapon of “mass political destruction”, deciding not to curtail civil liberties further and declare a state of emergency:

Muslim and Latino organizations work together to prevent a Virginia county from cracking down on illegal immigrants:

Many criticisms of Islamic Finance institutions have not to do with economic viability, but unsubstantiated fears of supporting terrorism:

Stringent demands by the United States as well as fears over detainees’ own safety when returning to their home country delay process of shutting down Guantanamo:

Report finds that majority of women in Algeria wearing hijab, but face economic discrimination as a result of their choice:


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

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