News and Analysis (11/2/07)

“At the end of the war, Albania was the only European country with a larger Jewish population than before the war.” Jewish holocaust survivors themselves oversee opening of new photo exhibition detailing Muslims’ efforts to save Jews from Nazi extermination during WWII:

Georgetown journalism professor Asra Nomani’s statistics show her fellow Indian Muslims are in a worse situation than India’s Hindu “untouchable” population:

Managing Saudi Arabia’s wealth while contending with its deeply entrenched conservative cultural interests, King Abdullah continues to tread carefully towards reform:

Lebanon counts at least 342 breaches of its air and land sovereignty, in blatant violation of the truce made after the Hizballah-Israel war:

A worsening security situation and the possibility of an early unfavorable Supreme Court ruling have Western diplomats telling Musharraf to cool his thoughts on invoking emergency rule, and push him to continue on with elections in January:


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

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