The issue for all moderates is whether religious or secular values will be enshrined. (The Guardian)
Saudi Arabia's Democratic Baby Step
The terrorist attacks on the US in September 2001 brought a sea change in the thinking, if not yet the practice, of at least part of the Saudi regime. The fact that most of the perpetrators of the attacks were identified as Saudis highlighted the country's backward realities and provoked mounting international pressure for change. (Daily Times)
If you live outside the DC metropolitan area, you likely heard little about a man who parked his van in front of the White House on Jan. 18, threatening to blow it up if his political demands were not met. (Jordan Times)
Some call him a Muslim Martin Luther. Last April, Time magazine included him among its list of the world's 100 most influential people of the 21st century. Others say he's an anti-Semitic Islamist radical, a fundamentalist, a supporter of terrorist acts against innocent civilians. Banned from the US on grounds he has endorsed terrorism, grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna speaks out on reform, moderation and faith. (Egypt Today)
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