News and Analysis (11/16/10)

Arrest of human right attorneys spreads; Iran should release Nasrin Sotoudeh (as well as Houtan Kian), and the U.S. should release Lynn Stewart:

On “Monday,  Mullah Mohammad Omar reiterated that negotiations would not be possible until all foreign troops — now at about 150,000 — leave Afghanistan, labeling talk of negotiations ‘mere propaganda’ “:

“We want to peacefully coexist with everyone else,” said Naim Elghandour, Muslim Association of Greece, noting that “Athens is the only capital city in the European Union without a mosque”:

Gen. David Richards thinks that “victory is ‘unnecessary’” but that containing al-Qaeda will insure that “our children’s lives are led securely”:

“Islam flourishes, but so do other faiths.  Development is strengthened by an emerging democracy.  Ancient traditions endure, even as a rising power is on the move,”– Pres. Obama in his University of Indonesia speech:

Photo montage of the Hajj by FP magazine:






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