News and Analysis (11/6/07)

Scion of Pakistan’s resistance to Musharraf’s authoritarian rule, Iftikhar Chaudry, exhorts fellow lawyers and other opposition activists to continue their protests, meanwhile Bush continues to criticize the general over martial law, but stops short of saying he’ll cut military aid to the general and is likely to continue this stance:

Bush administration marginalized DoJ official who was concerned about waterboarding, had the technique tested on him and found it to constitute torture:

King Abdullah and the Pope meet at the Vatican and discuss issues of cooperation between Christians and Muslims and religious freedom for Christians in Saudi Arabia:

At least 80 people, including 5 parliamentarians, die in worst bombing for Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban:

“Let Islam be Islam. The United States possesses neither the capacity nor the wisdom required to liberate the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims, who just might entertain their own ideas about what genuine freedom entails. Islam will eventually accommodate itself to the modern world, but Muslims will have to work out the terms.”—Andrew Bacevich, professor history and international relations at Boston University


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






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