News and Analysis (10/9/07)

Some members of Congress are ready to put electoral viability above the principle of liberty, signaling their willingness to make permanent the Big Brother powers of the Protect America Act:

Failed satire or a dirty trick? Flyers posted on college campus to embarrass a group involved in a planned “Islamo-Fascism Awareness” campaign have the opposite effect, promoting hate against Muslim groups:

King Abdullah rolls out another important reform, creating specific guidelines that streamline a previously informal process of monarchial succession:

Forced off of their lands by the Soviet state, Muslim Tatars return to their home in the Crimea, but face a myriad of economic and social problems:

Attempting to model itself off of successful programs in Singapore and Saudi Arabia, the United States seeks to de-radicalize detainees through mainstream Muslim religious teachings:

Alarmed over the possibility of an ascendant Iran, the United States abandons the failing strategy to bring democracy and liberty to the Middle East and returns to the precarious failed strategy seeking “energy security, counterterrorism, and stability” by support of Sunni Arab dictators:


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

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