News and Analysis (2/18/09)

The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll indicates only 34% of Americans believe the number of troops should be increased, with 29% wanting a decrease and 32% for no change at all:

As a Geneva based panel declares the “war on terror” has “‘undermined [the] cherished values’ of civil rights in the United States, Britain and other countries”…

… the Obama administration is retaining many Bush’s policies, including renditions, indefinite detentions, and using “state secrets” doctrine to shut down lawsuits:

A major Muslim community leader reminds us that domestic violence occurs in every community and urges the Muslim community to support the victims and condemn those who engage in the violence:

Fed up with the stereotypes about being repressed, Shelina Zahra Janmohamed chronicles her own journey as a British Muslim in her book Love in a Headscarf:

The charges signify the larger issue of distrust between Iran and members of the Bahai faith, an offshoot of Islam that originated in 19th-century Persia:

China continues to place pressure any country that might agree to offer asylum to the Muslims:

Israel, continuing to hold 1400 Palestinians, refuses to negotiate opening the Gaza crossings or rebuilding the Gaza Strip until the release of Shalit is secured:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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