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· November, 2006

Stories about Religion from November, 2006

Arabisc: Arrested Blogger Released and the Civilisation of Terrorism

Egyptian blogger Ramy Siyam – aka Ayoub – is out of jail, after spending an eventful 108 hours being moved from one detention centre to the other. According to fellow...

Bangladesh: Islam and Iraq

Or how I learned to stop worrying on a Muslim reaction to the situation in Iraq. “Who says that Muslims, just like everyone of good conscience, are not horrified by...

India: Gandhigiri, Hinduism and the Media

Ambimama reflects on reactions to a popular actor being tried in the court of law under charges of terrorism and a religious leader being tried for murder, drawing links political...

The Blogoma retaliates while Blaise LLorca calms the angry e-crowd

Moroccan bloggers under fire! The Moroccan blogosphere (Blogoma) is very angry. Why? Well a Moroccan blogger qualified the Moroccan blogging as being still in the “teen aging period”(Fr). Mohamed Lachyab,...

Iran:Friday Prayer

Kamangir has published very interesting photos about scenes from Friday prayers.

Cambodia: Cambodia's Rabbi

Arie meets the first and only native rabbi in Cambodia.”Jewish? In Phnom Penh? Adollah would like to meet you. He's very friendly, free with his blessings, and he may be...

Kazakhstan: Video & Image

Registan.net discusses the very different images created by Kazakhstan's promotional videos and videos of the destruction of a Hare Krishna community in southern Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Religious Tolerance

KZBlog reports on religious and ethnic tolerance in Kazakhstan in the wake of the destruction of the only Hare Krishna community in the country.

Qatar: Imams Had No Business Praying in Plane

Qatar Cat is unruffled with the ourcry made over the arrest and questioning of six imams (Islamic religious men), who were off loaded for praying in a plane. He says...

Balkan Blog Roundup: Focus on the Positive

The Balkans need reconciliation, confidence and positivism to change and become the winning region of Europe with happier citizens. You can see that in the inspirational words from the Serbian,...

India: Karva Chauth, women and their husbands

The Mad Momma reflects on the ritual of Karva Chauth – a fast kept by married women to pray for their husbands to live long. “Does your husband not love...

Egypt: Cairo's women speak out against violence

In the run-up to the annual global campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Egypt's First Lady, Suzanne Mubarak, addressing a meeting of the Arab Women's Organisation, issued...

Freedom for Egyptians reports that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak rejected a request to ban the Niqab (full face cover for women) in his country.

Dominica: Preachers

Kenny Green takes Caribbean preachers to task for their lack of engagement with fundamental issues affecting local communities: “Political amoebas, glory hunters in general, and silent on every single topic...

Lebanon: Campaigns, Politics and Photos

A wide variety of topics were highlighted in the Lebanese blogosphere this week. There are campaigns against sectarianism, child abuse and AIDS as well as minorities speaking out. There are...

Arabisc: One Blogger Arrested..1000s More to Go!

There doesn't seem to be a week passing by without Egyptians and its bloggers rocking the boat and taking the virtual limelight in our part of the world. This week...

Egypt's Culture Minister Farooq Hosni is being investigated, following comments he has made on the Hijab or head scarf, reports The Big Pharoah. The Big Pharoah himself is however unruffled...

South Asia: Politics, Happiness, Religion and The Birds

The latest from different blogs about the following South Asian Countries: Bangladesh: Bangladesh is facing a political crisis. Unheard Voices: Drishtipat group blog informs about a citizens movement in Bangladesh...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

For a small constitutional monarchy, with a population of about 700,000, Bahrain's blogosphere is sure never short of new topics for discussion and debate. This week's new topics include the...

Arabisc: Culprits, Democracy and the Rule of Law

Choosing links from 22 different Arab countries for translation is no easy feat..for however much you try and be selective, you cannot be doing the region and its bloggers any...

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