News and Analysis (3/28/08)

Dutch extremist politician Geert Wilders finally releases his anti-Islam film online, but his project of incitement might be undermined by another Islamophobe as Muhammad (PBUH) cartoonist Kurt Westergaard says he’ll sue over the film’s unlawful use of his drawing…

…meanwhile the UN Human Rights Council passes an ill-conceived OIC-backed resolution using legislation rather than the free market of ideas to counter hate speech against other faiths:

Ongoing “offensive” against Sadrist militias meant to assert Maliki’s authority and bring peace and stability to Iraq does neither:

Destruction of the CIA’s torture tapes puts the spy agency in huge entanglements, including new legal arguments from Gitmo detainees:

Media activist Robert Weitzel looks at one Christian extremist group’s attempts to influence Mideast policy and the deadly effects it has on peace in the Holy Land:

Journalism professor Lawrence Pintak warns Israel and the Arab League that seeking to undermine Al Jazeera’s influence with the Arab public by shutting it down or shutting it out is risky:


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

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