News and Analysis (3/21/08)

Lack of security leaves Afghans vulnerable not only to the Taliban, but to what local residents see as the greater threat—criminal gangs:

Fed up with the coercion and bloody tactics, tribal groups begin turning on extremist militants, but disdain for the Pakistani government and America remain:

British prisons seek imams to prevent radicalization of other prisoners by religious extremists:

Part of a broader plan “to encourage moderation and tolerance in Saudi society”, the State is seeking to retrain 40,000 imams:

Having women-only hours at one gym and the adhan being broadcast across Harvard Yard for a few days last month ignites discussions over pluralism and religious accommodation among students:

New York City counterterror cop goes to court after blowing the whistle on the NYPD for failing to stop a city contractor who bombarded his unit with “hundreds of virulent anti-Arab and anti-Muslim e-mail messages”:

Ongoing political deadlock and rising tensions have people talking of another civil war, with some already making preparations to move elsewhere:


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

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