News and Analysis (1/10/11)

The Tucson killings, as well as … countless other ‘senseless’ acts of political violence, show that homicidal maniacs emerge from all kinds of political riptides and psychological hells”:

Returning as a political figure a year earlier than expected Sadr calls “for a share of oil revenues to be distributed to Iraqi citizens, financial help for farmers, and free land to the homeless”:

Among the Egyptians who successfully offered themselves as human shields against attacks on the Coptic Orthodox Christmas celebrations were “movie stars Adel Imam and Yousra, popular Muslim televangelist and preacher Amr Khaled, the two sons of President Hosni Mubarak, and thousands of [ordinary] citizens”:

“We are going to file an objection to the judge’s verdict because the sentence is too light compared to the maximum jail sentence of 15 years according to Saudi law, whereas Sumiati has suffered extraordinary consequences” — Didi Wahyudi (Indonesian Consulate):

Although new converts speak “for their new faith because they are more confident with the language, more certain of their entitlement to be heard, and are less likely to be inhibited by a perception that Muslims are negatively stereotyped in the culture at large, they are not always popular with Muslims, or non-Muslims, when they speak out”:

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