News and Analysis (4/30/12)

“The announcement from Gamaa Islamiya provides a boost to Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh’s chances in the May 23-24 vote. He received a similar endorsement from an influential ultraconservative Salafi group last week”:

“[T]he Brotherhood has been respected for its Islamic and social programs, such as schools and clinics. The fear among many members is that the Brotherhood’s taste for politics is jeopardizing its soul”:

Muslim students object to using their name as he excuse for banning alcohol on campus:

“Change is coming, you can no longer have a closed regime with an open society … this is not sustainable,this cannot continue. We have advised these leaders to lead this change, or you will be pushed by change”:

“[I]t was the result of the courageous testimony of Bosnia’s sexually abused women that rape was recognized as a war crime under international law”:

And yet, “a majority of those responsible for these crimes have not been prosecuted; they are still at large,” says Elena Wasylew, one of the authors of “Old Crimes, Same Suffering,” an Amnesty International report.

Peaceful resistance techniques making an impact against oppressive regimes:

“[C]omments by Sarkozy suggest he was aware of the [the] refutation of the … claim [that Mosques are endorsing his Socialist opponent], yet he aired the view of a grand Muslim conspiracy again anyway”:

“Muslims, civil rights groups and other religious leaders say the conference is merely another event put on by well-known bigots to attack the minority religion” and “Mokdad’s family maintains that the killing was a tragedy that has nothing to do with their Islamic beliefs”:

“[O]ur challenge … is to show we are not what they think. We do not want to oppress women or make them stay at home or let people have four wives”:

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