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· June, 2006

Stories about Religion from June, 2006

India: Women and their Period

Nikita has a post on the perceived impurity of women during their menstrual cycle. No access to places of worship, treated as an untouchable and more.

China: Uyghurs extradited

“The two uighurs (Yusuf Kadir Tohti and Abdukadir Sidik) detained in Kazakhstan and at risk of extradition to China (against international conventions) have, tragically, been extradited to China. They are...

South Africa: Israeli Apartheid

South African blog, The Front Line publishes a letter to letter to the “Black Eyed Peas by Maureen Clare Murphy and Nigel Parry, The Electronic Intifada”,…in a post aptly entitled...

Iran: Underground Churches

Achil, a blogger based in Tehran, was surprised to find a Bible in Persian in the mail box. The blogger says it seems there are more and more Moslem people...

Egypt: World Cup, Monopoly and Islam

Zeinobia is a defended of Amr Khalid and supported him and his effort to improve the conditions of Muslim youth and youth in general. Yet, she record here anger on...

Bangladesh Blog Buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladesh related blogs around the world

Armenia: House Blessing

Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photographs from the blessing of a house built by Habitat for Humanity in Armenia.

Bermuda: Stained glass ceiling

Bermuda's Anglican Bishop Ewen Rattray's continued opposition to the ordination of women doesn't surprise the Limey, who takes the opportunity to air his own views.

Syrian Blogsphere in a Week

To start off with a rather hot topic, it's politics, with Ammar Abdulhamid asking THE question… How Secure Is the Assads Regime, Really? To many observers of Syrian affairs, especially...

Egypt: Pope Shenouda's health in danger

Zeinobia writes that Pope Shenouda's health is in danger now and already he went to Germany in treatment journey in the same hospital President Mubarak went last year. The medical...

Saudi Arabia: Unity and Division in Islam

yinshuisiyuan has an excellent commentary on an article which picks up on a speech made by King Abdullah of Saudi, were he tells Saudis that they must accept diversity.

To Be or Not to Be a Martyrdom Seeker

In Iran some people call themselves martyrdom seekers and demonstrate in cities to show their readiness to die for Islamic Republic. A couple of weeks ago Mohammad Masih, blogger and...

Indonesia Growing Good Blogs, Hatemails and Asia Blog Awards

Indonesia blogosphere this last two years has witnessed the growing and heartening development of good blogging and quality bloggers to cheer about. This, for most reason, due to the emergence...

Poland: Offended Blog Reader

The beatroot responds to a commenter's request to take down a post he perceives as offensive: “I mean… can you honestly imagine writing to a web site asking them to...

China: Revolution’s victims’ stories blogged, not forgotten (2/4)

Chinese blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei (冉云飞) has spent a large part of his life researching the stories of those painted, purged and persecuted as right wing elements during China's Cultural Revolution;...

Singapore: Blogger being investigated for anti-Christian cartoons

Cemgen has a post on a Singapore bloggers, who is being investigated by the authorities for posting anti-Christian cartoon on his blog. The blogger claims that he posted the cartoons...

China: Mao as Jesus or Joke?

Earlier last month Peking duck commented that young Chinese considered Mao a big Joke. Voyage seems to disagree and said that he wouldn't be surprised to see Mao's temples to...

Barbados: Muslims offer to bury bodies

Barbados Free Press links to a news story which states that Muslims in Barbados have offered to bury the bodies of the eleven as yet unidentified men which were found...

Pakistan: Hindu temple

Lahore Metroblogging on the destruction of the only Hindu temple in the city, and clearing the air.

China: Revolution's victims’ stories blogged, not forgotten (1/4)

For a good number of years, Sichuan-based blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei (冉云飞) has been collecting the stories of those persecuted as right wing elements during the Cultural Revolution, another part of...

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