Tolerance Toward Intolerance By Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, In this jihad over humor, tolerance is disdained by people who demand it of others. They want non-Muslims in Europe to live by Muslim rules
Cartoon Protests Stoke Anti-American Mood By Griff Witte and Ellen Nakashima, Afghan police shot dead three people who stormed the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan Monday to protest
BBC Damage control Western governments try to calm anger over Muhammad cartoons
Foreign Policy Think Again: Islamist Terrorism Many of the assumptions we make about terrorism are wrong. Poverty doesn’t produce terrorists, a solution to the Israel-Palestine problem isn’t a cure-all, and young Muslim men aren’t the most likely to turn to terror. If we are going to fight a war on terror, the least we can do is understand who we are fighting. By C. Christine Fair, Husain Haqqani
Prophetic Provocation By Eugene Robinson, Osama bin Laden and others bent on hastening apocalypse are the real winners in this whole unnecessary cartoon publication episode
SPIEGEL Interview with Hirsi Ali: "We Must Declare War on Islamist Propaganda"
NYT Muslim Protests Against Cartoons Spread By CARLOTTA GALL and CRAIG S. SMITH, At least five protesters died in Afghanistan during Muslim protests over Danish cartoons satirizing the Prophet Muhammad.
Jerusalem Post The Prophet's honor Arab cartoonists routinely demonize Jews, and how do Israel and world Jewry respond?
Times Restraint, please by David Aaronovitch, I think democracy, liberty and Islam can coexist. I think good manners and civility can be a part of 'Western civilisation'
Der Spiegel Germany Denounces Violence in Mideast After the violent protests over the weekend against the controversial Muhammed caricatures, there is growing concern about a possible clash of civilizations. In Lebanon and Syria, Danish diplomatic buildings have been torched.
The World From Berlin: A Clash of Caricatures
Opinion: European Arrogance Versus Muslim Fanaticism
WSJ editorial page On the Editorial Page BY FOUAD AJAMI The ballot is not infallible, but it has broken the Arab pact with tyranny.
BBC Beirut shock Residents express sadness at cartoon protests in Lebanon Controversial Cartoons Stir Media Debate By ANGELA CHARLTON, Unflattering, some say offensive or sacrilegious, newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad are casting the spotlight on the battle
Hundreds in Iran Protest Muhammad Drawings By NASSER KARIMI, Hundreds of angry protesters hurled stones and fire bombs at the Danish Embassy in the Iranian capital Monday to protest
Pro-Syrian, Anti-Syrian Leaders Cooperate By JOSEPH PANOSSIAN, The leader of the pro-Syrian Hezbollah guerrilla group and a former general who fought Damascus and now leads a parliamentary
NYT Israel to Cooperate With Palestinian Authority for Now By STEVEN ERLANGER, Israel will continue to cooperate with the Palestinian Authority so long as Hamas is not represented, Israel's acting prime minister said Monday.
Haaretz Abbas tells Israel: I will keep key powersAbbas told Israel that he will be in charge of contacts with Jerusalem despite Hamas' victory.
SPIEGEL INTERVIEW WITH HAMAS LEADER KHALED MASHAAL 'Our People Will Never Rest' Khaled Mashaal, the exiled political leader of Hamas, discusses the Palestinian people's right to resistance, the struggle against Israel, the future government and how it will shape its relations with Europe and the West.
UPI Analysis: Hezbollah, IJ challenge Hamas
Weekly Standard Peace in Theory What does Hamas's victory mean? by Tod Lindberg
Haaretz Last chance to end the conflict By Jerome M. Segal There is a good deal of polling evidence that shows that a strong majority of both the Israeli and Palestinian public want a return to final-status negotiations, and that a comprehensive treaty could win the approval of both peoples.
Official: Hamas Won't Recognize Israel By NADIA ABOU EL MAGD, A top Hamas official said the militant group will not recognize Israel but will abide, for now, by past agreements Palestinian
Jerusalem Post Hamas's problem Israel is acting as if it wishes to save the PA from collapse even if Hamas is behind it.
Jerusalem Post Fatah-Hamas cohabitation By EFRAIM INBAR
Jerusalem Post 'Hamas must back peace or go broke' By ORLY HALPERNPA minister tells 'Post' Hamas must change its ideology or PA will disappear.
3 Myths About the Iran Conflict By Mel Levine, Alex Turkeltaub and Alex Gorbansky, Is there anything the West can do, short of a highly dangerous military option, to prevent Iran from going forward with its nuclear program? The
Newsweek Iran: How Dangerous is Ahmadinejad? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he doesn't want nuclear weapons. The world is suspicious. How dangerous is he?
Guardian News Analysis: Iran and the bomb - A strategy of delay By DAVID E. SANGER Many of the diplomats and nuclear experts involved in the Western effort acknowledge that a more realistic goal is to delay the day that Iran joins the nuclear club.
NYT News Analysis: Behind the Urgent Nuclear Diplomacy: A Sense That Iranians Will Get the Bomb
Jerusalem Post Speed up on Iran Three basic steps are expected: stipulating requirements, determining compliance, and imposing sanctions.
Guardian Media points finger at Syria
Syria behind cartoon riots? Burning of Danish offices in Damascus, Beirut in protest of Prophet Muhammad cartoons directed by Assad's regime in part using undercover soldiers acting as rioters, Lebanese leader Walid Jumblatt says
Gulf News All is not lost for proud Syrians For too many years, they have been willing to tolerate hardships, economic setbacks, lack of political life and fear from the security services, in exchange for stability. That has got to change.
Weekly Standard Denmark, Damascus, and Beirut Are the Muslims in Lebanon and Syria angrier than others in the Middle East? by Lee Smith
Al-Sadr Grabs Iraqi Political Limelight By PAUL GARWOOD, Behind most of Iraq's protests over cartoons satirizing the Prophet Muhammad has been one increasingly important figure the