News and Analysis (2/26/08)

Turkey’s relationship with Islam continues to evolve by relaxing the headscarf ban while supporting an effort to use new methodologies to interpret the Qur’an and Hadith:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is accused of violating Fourth Amendment protections while conducting workplace raids:

Elections in conservative Malaysian states become a battle of which party is more “Islamic”, creating divisions among local residents:

Nigerian judges slap down a legal petition challenging recent elections of dubious credibility according to the local press and international observers:

Skillful adaptation by the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan continue to create problems for NATO and Pakistani forces seeking to re-establish their authority in volatile areas:


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

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