News and Analysis (10/1/07)

After effectively crushing Egypt’s weak secular opposition, the government seeks to contain the powerful Muslim Brotherhood through a series of whimsical arrests and military tribunals:

Reviewer Diane Wertz says the new comedy-drama series focusing on a Muslim teenager’s sojourn with an American family “is too sharp in too many ways” to deserve the quick cancellation that has met so many other television shows about high school life:

Electronic privacy watchdog alleges that telecoms cooperating with illegal NSA wiretapping are lobbying for amnesty from lawsuits and calls such a move “effectively surrender[ing] the rule of law”:

In a “candid conversation” with some Democratic members of Congress, the Secretary of State admits of the strain of fighting on two fronts with the current resources:

Pakistan continues its tumultuous path toward the path towards the Oct. 6 presidential elections as three high-ranking police officials are sacked for yesterday’s heavy-handed debacle against protesters while Musharraf will continue to face more petitions disputing his eligibility to run for president while acting as head of the Army:

Alejandro

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

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