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· April, 2006

Stories about Religion from April, 2006

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

Football and ice hockey, hijab and fatwas, bloggers meetups, and much much more from the Saudi blogosphere this week. Let's go… Starting with Swalfy, who did not seem so surprised...

Iran: Joking with Nulcear

Bazardispatch says Iranians intend to survive any storm by laughing through it. Blogger reports that one of Ahmadineghad's mottos is “Nuclear Energy is our absolute right!” well the newest SMS...

Indonesian Playboy

Two colleagues are in a reflexology place enjoying their massage. A stranger joins in and starts small talk with them. The fun starts when the Indonesian Playboy magazine issue comes...

Iran: Women, Football & Ayathollahs

Bidari (Persian) considers Ahmadinejad's decision to let women watching football in stadiums a real mistake. Blogger says people who back President don't have this kind of requests. In addition now...

Brazil: Islam

Comings Communiqué, a weblog by a Christian missionary, is dismayed by the rise of Islam in Brazil.

DRC: Cardinal Asks Congolese to Protect DRC From Foreigners

Archbishop of Kinshasa, Cardinal Etsou, asked Congolese to protect their country from foreigners, reports (FR)Renouveau Congolais. “You have left this beautiful country to foreigners who are carving it out” said...

Islamic Banking in Indonesia

Sarapanekonomy explains islamic banking in Indonesian context. Islamic banks operate under shariah law, which does not allow interest taking on investments.

African women this week.

Congratulations to Kenyan women bloggers who have won Kenya Unlimited Kaybee awards 2006. Mshairi for best poetry blog; Gussaurus for best new blog and most interactive blog; Mama's Junkyard for...

China: Hu's heckler has done this before

Roland Soong of ESWN digs up a website indicating that Wang Wenyi, the FLG practitioner who heckled Hu Jintao at the White House on Thursday, has a heckling history: a...

Kenya: Anglican Church in Africa

Kenyan blog, The Shipwright Returns writes that the center of the Anglican Church is now in the global south…“If the new Christendom had a world capital based on the location...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

As a postscript to the 1970 Gil Scot Heron poem ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised‘, There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock news… The Revolution Will Not...

Tajikistan: Mosques & Computers

James of neweurasia writes about a foreign donor-funded computer training program to be run by a mosque in Tajikistan and says that if this is not an explicit strategy to...

Manal – The bold and the beautiful Moroccan blogger

Do you remember Jyllandsposten? The newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet (PBUH)? Representatives of the paper refused to meet with the BBC, CNN or the Danish TV, but agreed...

China: Blogger suggests agenda

The Sun Bin blogger raises two issues he expects to see addressed during Chinese president Hu Jintao's visit to the United States this week: plans for Iran and Tibetan independence:...

Armenia: Easter

Zarchka writes about Easter celebrations in Armenia.

Hungary, Poland, Slovenia: Easter Traditions

As the Warsaw Crow Flies, Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar and The Glory of Carniola describe Easter traditions in Poland, Hungary and Slovenia.

Egypt: Church Attacks

Jar Elkamar wrote an eye witness account of one of the last Friday church attacks in Egypt. Elijah translated it here. Also of interest is this opinion by a Christian...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Interview

Ayaan Hirsi Ali blog posts an interview with Hirsi Ali on a report advising the Dutch government to take a softer line on Islam.

Don't go near the sea on Good Friday, and other Caribbean Easter traditions

The Easter Weekend in the Caribbean arrives at the height of the dry season, with gorgeous weather and Christian traditions conspiring to make it a time both solemn and fun-filled....

Czech Republic: Matzah in Prague

David of Prague Blog describes what an ordeal it is to try finding matzah for Passover in Prague.

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