News and Analysis (4/24/08)

Federal magistrate judge in Chicago says invoking “state secrets” is an invalid justification to refuse telling Americans whether or not they are on the terrorism watch list:

Huge paper trail in Freedom Of Information Act filing by human rights groups underscores depth of CIA’s torture program:

Egypt passes a new law forbidding public demonstrations on or near religious places of worship:

Seeking to “stay plugged into Muslim opinion” Zawahiri’s online Q&A session elicit many angry responses from its supporters over its reckless tactics killing innocents:

Prominent New Jersey Imam who successfully ran his mosque and engaged in interfaith work is getting the boot from DHS due to issues over whether or not he allegedly falsified his immigration application:

Taliban commander accused of killing Benazir Bhutto orders his men to ceasefire and enters into negotiations with Islamabad:

Harsh cultural practices legalized in Saudi Arabia concerning women and their public activities are slammed by latest Human Rights Watch report:


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

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