By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Over the weekend, a drama with potentially horrific consequences for freedom-loving Americans played out half-a-world away. A Saudi newspaper columnist named Hamza Kashgari was detained in Malaysia, reportedly on the basis of an alert by Interpol. "This arrest was part of an Interpol operation which the Malaysian police were a part of," Reuters quotes a Malaysian police spokesman as saying.
Jago Russell, chief executive of the British nongovernmental organization Fair Trials International told the Guardian that Interpol is an international coordination mechanism for national police authorities that is supposed "to respect human rights and free speech" and steer clear of "religious or political cases."