News and Analysis (8/27/07)

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a long-time supported Big Brother NSA wiretapping and marred by allegations of political favoritism over respect for the rule of law, resigns:

Columnist Jackson Diehl notes that the expected election of Abdullah Gul in Turkey “looks like a victory for democracy as well as for the principle that a Muslim political party can be moderate and liberal:”

Chairman of Indonesia’s second largest Muslim organization discusses his visit to southern Thailand’s Muslim communities as well as issues of polygamy, jihad and shari’a in the political system:

Nazi-apologist declares plan to prevent mosque construction under the guise of incorporating “’religious and cultural tradition’ when dealing with construction requests”:

Motivated by the ethics of their faith and culture, Indonesian Muslim women partnered with anti-graft body and plan to mobilize others against corruption:

Officials from Bhutto and Musharraf’s party to salvage earlier failed negotiations over a possible power-sharing arrangement:


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






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