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· August, 2007

Stories about Religion from August, 2007

Tunisia: A new Mohammed cartoon crisis ?

Tunisian blogger A.L.G.Y of Cos-maux-polis is wondering whether a new Mohammed cartoon crisis is brewing. She explains that drawings of a man with the body of a dog wearing a...

Bahrain: Nasfa Celebrations

Bahrainis marked the birth of the Shia Imam Al Mahdi with a lot of fanfare and blogger Mahmood Al Yousif was out with his new camera to record the celebrations.

Egypt: Complaining for Change

Something I love about Egyptian blogs is our tendency to complain. Firstly because we're Egyptian and its our nature and secondly because we have so much to complain about. Among...

Palestine: Gul for Turkey

Fayyad from Palestinian blog Kabobfest writes about Abdulla Gul‘s election as Turkey's president. “Ironically, some secular extremists in Turkey, too (have) issue with the fact the Gul’s wife, Hayrunisa, wears...

Israel: Arab and Jewish Refugees

Aussie Dave from Israel discusses the difference between Jewish and Arab refugees in this post.

Sudan: Sudanese Saint Josephine Bakhita

Remembering the Sudanese Saint Josephine Bakhita: “Reading St.Josephine Bakhita's story made me want 2 cry, at the time when most of us had a pretty decent childhood, she spent hers...

India: Being cool and being Muslim

A post on Indian Muslims on “Its cool to be a Muslim” provokes quite a few comments.

Azerbaijan: Radical islam

Christine Quirk received a reader's comment to one of her earlier posts (GV reported) about the imaginary threat of radical political Islam in Azerbaijan. The commentator is a well-known Azeri...

Egypt: Moulid Al Haggag

Egyptian Big Pharaoh takes us to the Moulid Al Haggag ceremony, offering us an explanation for the annual event and photographs.

Oman: One Ramadhan Please!

Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat hopes all Islamic countries will mark the beginning of Ramadhan on the same day. “Hopefully, this time around we would stick to one date across...

Kyrgyzstan: Threat of Islamisation?

Some Kyrgyzstani bloggers are worried about the threat of Islamisation in their country, while others do not share their concerns. This debate was the result of an commission's decision to...

Bahrain: Egypt Baha'ii Rights Video

A controversial video on Egypt's discrimination against Baha'iis is making the rounds, writes Esra'a from Bahrain.

Algeria: Profiling Arabs in the US

Algerian Nouri shares his thoughts on the profiling of Arabs and Muslims in the US.

Pakistan: Green Boxes for Qurans

Don't know what to do with the Quran? Metroblogging Lahore spots green boxes installed by the Punjab Quran Board.

Cambodia: An Honest Monk

Ly Sochiet describes a visit to a Pagoda with his friends and meeting a monk who refused to take offering money from him and his friends.

Iran:”Pray that Ahmadinejad Dies”

Hamed Talebi in his blog,Moslem Reporter, writes[Fa] that Ghodratollah Alikhani, a deputy in Iranian Parliament, told people in a village that “Pray God that Ahmadinejad (Iranian president) dies, then your...

Uruguay: Taxes on Churches

From Uruguay writes about the Brazilian Pentecostal churches and its practice of relocating to old theaters in Uruguay. There are additional questions regarding the church's tax exemption status.

Bahrain: Thoughts on Sectarianism

Bahraini blogger emoodz shares with us this thoughts on sectarianism in this post I am translating from Arabic today. From a discussion over lunch, Mohammed Al Maskati discusses sectarianism and...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Case for Condoms

“The reality is that people are having sex, illicit or otherwise, with frightening proportions in our country being infected with HIV and other STIs.” Ramblings and Reason makes a case...

Russia: Muslims the Majority in 2050

Window on Eurasia writes that, according to a Kremlin adviser, more than half of the population of the Russia will be Muslim in 2050.

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