News and Analysis (5/23/08)

Content to keeping his opposition to the occupation private in the past, Ayatollah Sistani, is increasingly voicing his opinion publicly…

… while a recent Pentagon financial audit shows the lack of accountability in contractor spending adds more costs to the occupation:

In a miscarriage of justice, a Saudi couple severely abusing their Indonesian maid gets off scot-free:

Terrorists continue their crimes against the ummah by executing a Pakistani journalist and threaten to assassinate scholars against killing innocents:

Rather than enforcing the rule of law in the first place, Indian government dishes out a paltry $80 million to compensate for the deaths of 1,000 Muslims killed in the Gujarat riots:

Making small moves away from the White House, some Congressional members say lawsuits against telecom collaboration in illegal government spying can have their day court—the secret, rubberstamp FISA court—that is:

Indonesian government expert finds cronyism rather than meritocracy still remains the rule within bureaucracies:


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

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