News and Analysis (6/19/08)

Transparency International finds massive arrest campaign of Bangladesh’s military government increases graft:

Sunni Muslim religious board and political bloc condemn the recent Baghdad bombing while Mideast expert Juan Cole finds US evidence for blaming rogue Shi’a militias for the blast is scant:

Investigative journalist Mark Benjamin provides a timeline for the Bush administration’s early and deliberate sanctioning of torture:

Kuwait’s new hardline Islamist-tribal alliance seeks to refashion society in a much more conservative mold:

Muslim scholars and civil society activists slam mainstream religious and political bodies over its inaction to deal with violent vociferousness of extremist groups:

Uganda’s president makes passionate appeal to the OIC to end the conflict in Sudan and reminds them of his country’s support for Palestine:


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

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