Stories about Religion from July, 2007
Pickled Politics has a message from a mailing list, on the recent controversy in the UK, when a bull belonging to a Hindu temple was put down after being diagnosed with tuberculosis.
James of neweurasia interviews Central Asia specialist Dr. Eric McGlinchey – the topics of the long conversation include radical Islam, Russian influence, the regime in Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan's development.
“We have six people dead and, if the talk is true, more than a few others who are barely holding on.” In the wake of the island's tragic bus crash, Barbados Free Press writes, “Barbados deserves answers and the truth, but for now let’s mourn and pray…”
WeblogBahamas.com republishes an article that deals with the challenges of crime and the separation of church and state.
Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about a charity tennis tournament intended for late October: “Our goal is to push the envelope and help the Kyiv community recognize the problems related to street children. We want to show people that these children can be rehabilitated and then create an avenue so...
The banning of laptop computers in the Bahamas’ House of Assembly, the felling of an old tree and the performance of a young athlete are just some of the topics Craig Butler blogs about at Bahama Pundit.
Robert Koehler at The Marmot's Hole follows up on a series of posts looking at the plight of the 23 Korean missionaries—now on hunger strike—recently taken for hostage in Afghanistan in ‘My personal view on the current hostage crisis,’ an answer to his question: “why would 23 men and mostly...
With temperatures reaching 45 degrees and hardly any big news, what on earth are Moroccan bloggers talking about? Well, for one - sheep!
After a famous actor who is respected for his morality expressed sympathy for Christian missionaries and the abducted Christian missionaries in Afghanistan on his personal homepage, his webpage was inundated with comments. [k]
Known Turf goes to Punjab, and takes a look at the “deras” – which were at the heart of a controversy recently.
Despite the challenges of preventing the spread of HIV in what remains a deeply conservative society, a Tunisian blogger working in Sudan's national AIDS prevention program observes a growing openness to once-taboo ideas.
Abdurahman believes that Turkey made the right choice by electing the AK Party. He writes that the “election was widely followed in the Middle East” and that “in the last few years, in every fair election, an Islamic-leaning party won or were denied a clear victory. Hamas in Palestine, Muslim...
What is blogging all about? Is it about sharing one's daily life and/or thoughts with the rest of the world? Is it then an autobiography of sorts? Can a blog be deemed as literature? Suman Rehman, who labels himself as an ‘uploader’ rather than a true blue blogger, set the...
Probably the most consistently interesting Congolese blog is kept by Cédric Kalonji [Fr], whose photographs and commentary bear humorous but often sorrowful witness to the struggles of ordinary life in Kinshasa, the country's heavily populated, run-down capital. Returning from a recent visit to Europe, Cédric found himself wondering whether the...
In this week's round-up from Egypt there are so many intertwined stories. One blogger is asking: what is the relation between soccer and terrorism? We also have an interesting story by Isis, (Egypt-The Reality), who is helping a drug addict because of a blog post. Egypt-Napoleon's history is being profiled in a new blog and can a new fatwa (religious opinion) bring imprisoned Egyptian blogger Karim Amer back to life? There is also a follow up on the 11-year-old mother by Zeinobia.
Algerian blogger Nouri gives us a round up of reactions to the Turkish elections here.
Peter Jacob is discussing Israel's decision to sell lands to Jews only.
Among other things, Window on Eurasia reports that media attention to Sochi might “force the local officials to allow for the construction of a mosque for the city's 20,000 Muslims” – at last, after 13 years of trying to get the permission.
A flawed textbook on how to identify and counter extremist groups is on the reading list of the Russian police, writes Window on Eurasia.
“I'm convinced the Parliamentarians let their colleagues pass just in case they need the favour returned should they be tempted to put their hand in the proverbial cookie jar. Could that be the reason we let each other off with petty crimes as well?” Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com wonders whether...
Ghonabit who lives in Qom,a very important religious city in Iran, says[Fa] there is a real discrimination between ordinary citizens and religious students and clerics. The blogger adds these religious people have their own private buses and some places such as Television Faculty just accept them as students.