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· June, 2007

Stories about Religion from June, 2007

Iran: Rushdie and Bin Laden

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,blogger and former vice president criticised both Queen Elizabeth and Islamists for attributing titles to Salman Rushdie and Osama Bin Laden. The Queen made Salman Rushdie a Knight...

Lebanon: Legends of St George

Lebanese Laila Abu Saba shares her research on St George in this post.

Trinidad & Tobago: Short Term vs. Long Term

“In a world where everything happens faster, are we as a species focused more on short term success than long term success?” KnowProSE.com explores the question.

Egypt: GVO Wins Praise

Global Voices Online has been cited by Baha'i Faith in Egypt for linking to it and for “reporting on several other pressing human rights issues in Egypt.”

Syrian Blogsphere: Reform, Arab Nationalism and Travel

Why was a Syrian student blogger sued in the US? What should the Syrians do in Lebanon? Where is Arab Nationalism leading us to and what do you feel when...

Egypt: Freedom of Worship, Blogs to the Press, Anti-torture Campaigns Continue and More

In this week’s round-up from the Egyptian blogosphere, I am highlighting freedom of worship from two blog posts by Big Pharaoh and Baha’i Faith in Egypt, how an Egyptian blogger...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Wind and The Temple

Multimedia artist Elspeth Duncan posts video of Trinidad's Temple on the Sea.

Jamaica: Personal Space

“From the beginning of slavery, there has been a war fought over black bodies and black space and because we have been victims in the past, we have conceded our...

Morocco: Telecoms, The Blogging Grand Prix, and Reactions to Salman Rushdie's Knighthood

Blogging has indeed become a popular Moroccan pastime, with new blogs cropping up every day. Pointblog.com (fr), a self-described magazine of blogging, reports on the first Grand Prix des Blogs:”...

Egypt: Quranists Arrested

Several members of a “Quranist” group — people who reject the hadith and present a reformist practice of Islam based entirely on the Quran — have been arrested in Egypt,...

Algeria: America's Muslim Army

“Arab and Muslim are not the same thing, in America or anywhere else,” notes Algerian blogger Nouri here, in a commentary on an article by the BBC entitled: America's Muslim...

Peru: Celebrating June 24 – San Juan and Inti Raymi

June 24 is a very special date in many parts of the world, because in addition to being the longest day of the year, it coincides with the summer solstice...

Sudan: UN-AU Troops in Darfur, Ridiculously Expensive Nursery School, Wildlife Returning in South Sudan and Reactions Towards Sudanese Gay Blogger

It has been awhile since the previous round-up of the Sudanese blogosphere but I am now back with another one covering a variety of topics including angry reactions towards a...

Palestine: A Classic Case of Divide and Rule?

With so much happening on the ground, this week many of the blogs by Palestinians, and those focused on Palestinian issues, have kept their attention on the ongoing events in...

Pakistan: Islam and Salman Rushdie

Metroblogging Lahore tells us why the knighthood for Salman Rushdie is wrong.

Bahrain: Are Taxes Un-Islamic?

Money matters feature high in the posts of Bahraini bloggers this week, writes Ayesha Saldanha. Other issues being tackled include: Are taxes un-Islamic? Is culture and art appreciated in Bahrain?...

Iran:Khatami says he did not shake hands,really?

Mohammad Khatami, former president, denies that he shaked hands with several Italian women.He also added the video film showing him shaking hands with Italian women is fake.This video film was...

India: Stereotypes and Veils

Indian Muslim Blog on the controversy surrounding a Presidential candidate's comments on the veils and the Mughals.

Egypt: Different Muslim Brotherhoods

How many baskets should you put the Muslim Brotherhood into? Issandr El Amrani from The Arabist answers that question here.

Arabeyes: Arabs Should Talk to Each Other Rather than the West

Arabs should open up avenues of dialogue amongst themselves before starting conversations with Europeans and the West, writes Batir Wardam from Jordan. Why? He explains his stance in the following...

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