News and Analysis (7/14/11)

“The man who murdered President Hamid Karzai’s half brother spent years as an ally of the United States in the war against the Taliban”:

Hiding explosives in his turban “at a funeral service for the assassinated brother of the Afghan president in southern Kandahar city”:

Violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Mumbai:

Akyol “argues that the recipe for Turkey’s success is a liberal economy tempered by Muslim values”:

“Khadija Radwan, for example, is now renowned for the quality of her interpretations of Qur’anic verses,” yet “some “people still look upon Muslim women preachers with suspicion, and some have been reportedly reprimanded or banned for getting out of line or preaching beyond their repertoire, so to speak”:

Parents religious activities, including celebrations based on their calendar

“This law is a classic case of the tyranny of the majority…. The majority aims at silencing, persecuting and threatening the minority”:

He is accused of associating with the peaceful anti-democracy group Hizb at-Tahrir:

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