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· September, 2006

Stories about Religion from September, 2006

Turkey is Typing…

As that transition from the lazy days of Summer turn into Fall, a gloomy spell has fallen over the Turkish bloggers this week…and actually, I can agree with them myself....

Iran:Ayatollah Khomeini's letter and nuclear bomb

Kamangir talks about Ayatollah Khomenii's letter that was published after 18 years. We read in media, a letter from 1988 in which Iran's top commander says Iran could need a...

Chatter in Virtual India…

Blogging, Festivals, an updated version of Gods, travel, rare flowers, President Mush of Pakistan, films and water art are some of the things that we look in this round-up of...

El Salvador: Religious Freedom and Murdered Priest

Just a day after writing about religious freedom in El Salvador, Tim Muth learns that a priest was brutally beaten and killed.

Pakistan: Blog-o-addiction

Hi, my name is Omer and I am net-o-holic. I've been addicted to the net for the last 8 years and now I must admit I need help. My addiction...

Religion & festivity enlivens the Bangla world

For Bengalis around the world, this is a much awaited season. It is a time for prayer, feasting and fasting. While for the Muslims it is the holy month of...

Ukraine: Babiy Yar Massacre's 65th Anniversary

Stones and flowers were laid at the Babiy Yar Memorial in Kyiv Wednesday, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the 1941 massacre – by Veronica Khokhlova In 1941, at least...

Bangladesh: Islam and the Media

Who represents Islam? Is the Media focusing on the few within the religion who protest as opposed to those who may have different opinions? Rezwan on the reporting of radical...

Venezuela: Anti-Semitism

Daniel Duquenal posts the translation by Alexandra Beech of an article from El Diario Caracas which, according to Duquenal, “goes a long way in illustrating how silently but surely chavismo...

Kurdistance

Onnik Krikorian from Oneworld Multimedia has written a series of wonderful articles about the Yezidis, ethnic Kurds, who live in Georgia and Armenia. Traditionally, information gathered about the Yezidis focus...

Armenia & Georgia: Yezidis and Kurdish Identity

Onnik Krikorian continues his periodic reporting on Yezidis in Armenia and neighboring countries, touching on issues of how Yezidis fit into the Kurdish community.

India: Away from home

Being away from home during festivals can be particularly hard. The Great Bong on being away from Calcutta during the wonderful Durga Puja.

India: On Tipu Sultan

The revision of History as it's taught in schools can have both an academic and political agenda. Indian Muslims on the character of Tipu Sultan and the revision of how...

Pakistan: On Ramadan

Shirazi on observing the month of Ramadan. “What is particularly troubling is that often the very people who demand tolerance for themselves end up ridiculing and denouncing those who choose...

Bangladesh blog buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world: * Education: Tanvir of Journal of a Disturbed Mind blog criticizes the new grading system of school final examination -S.S.C. (Grade...

Turkey is Typing…

Ramadan begins this weekend, or Ramazan, if you are Turkish, and I thought that it would be nice to open up this week's article with a link from Binnur's Turkish...

Blog Roundup: MIB Forum

The Forum was held in Chancellor's Hall, University Brunei Darussalam only a few nights ago, Wednesday night, to be exact. Now, it is already Sunday, yet the noise it made...

India: Issues and Fatwas

On what issues are the Muslim Clerics in India issuing fatwas? “However, A TV channel, with the help of sting operations, has shown that some of the Muslim clerics were...

Sri Lanka: Muslim Concerns

Moju on the current conflict in Sri Lanka and the concerns of the Muslim Community. “In August 2006 the Muslim community of Mutur found itself at the centre of the...

Israel: Days of Awe on Both Sides of The Wall

This Saturday both Jews and Muslims begin the holiest of days on their calendars. For the Jews it is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year. For the Muslims...

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