News and Analysis (9/19/08)

A man called the district governor for help, thinking the Nato forces raiding his house were Taliban attackers; Karzai calls his friend’s death “a misunderstanding”:

Citing the killing of an Iraqi in the market, Maliki refuses immunity for US army and contractors, threatening the extension the U.S. intervention beyond the year end:

Secularists and conservative clerics agree that al-Lihedan’s violent language goes too far, but another Saudi cleric says “Mickey Mouse should be killed” …

.. but Oprah provides medium for discussing local taboos while avoiding a “subversive” nature:

Workers misunderstand Muslim intentions during Ramadan:

Internet provides forum for debate between secularists and Islamists:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant






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