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· September, 2007

Stories about Religion from September, 2007

Poland, Ireland: Politics Comparison

Our Man in Gdansk compares “Polish politics and normal, Irish politics.”

Saudi Arabia: Bullied to become a Good Muslim

Sarah from Saudi Arabia writes about her experiences in being ‘bullied’ to become a good Muslim.

China: Bloggers side with Burmese monks

Chinese government talk of non-intervention in the violent crushing of democracy protests this week in the Myanmar capital Yangon hasn't resonated much with a number of high-profile Chinese bloggers, with...

Poland: The Women's Party

The beatroot and Dr. Sean's Diary write about the Women's Party of Poland.

Bangladesh: Burma and Religion

Sadiq Alam on the situation in Burma. “Religious and Spiritual moral standpoint has given rise to many changes in human history in terms of revolutionary changes and justice.”

Saudi Arabia: Pepper Spray for Religious Police

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif reports about two girls in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, who sprayed the notorious religious police with pepper spray.

India: Cricket and Religion

A comment by a Pakistani Cricket player doesn't sit well with Indian Muslims.

Bangladesh: Blogging Ramadan

Sadiq Alam rounds up posts on personal experiences during Ramadan on the blogosphere.

Arabeyes: Ramadan Scenes

With the month of Ramadan halfway through, bloggers in the Middle East are still tapping away at their keyboards, reflecting on different aspects of the Islamic month of fasting. This...

India: Adam's Bridge, Infrastructure, Government and Religion

The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project proposes cutting through a formation known as Adam's Bridge or Rama Setu. Even as the environmental implications of such a project are being discussed, along...

Zimbabwe: State sponsored sex stings

Akin blogs about the case of the former Archbishop of Bulawayo: “Before the case of Bishop Pius Ncube who resigned his post as the Archbishop of Bulawayo on the 11th...

Iran:Bahai's in Trouble

Iranian Truth says Bahai’s are a discriminated class in Iran and are often ignored by the Diaspora completely. In Iran, they have in many cases been uprooted from their homes,...

Ramadaning in Kuwait

Ramadan, food and shopping were top priorities among Kuwaiti bloggers last week. Abdullatif AlOmar takes us on a tour of Kuwaiti blogs which include a shopping trip at a hypermarket...

Lebanon: Language Differentiating Islamic Movements

Bech raises this question among others: “Is there something that differentiates Islamic movements from other movements?“ And he answers, tentatively: “The difference is in the language used as representative of...

Nepal: Students and Minority Groups

Blogdai reflects on the current mood in Nepal – and brings some good and bad news.

Bangladesh: Cartoons and Religion

Adda on the detention of Arifur Rahman because of a cartoon, laws and sensitivity of religious groups.

Bahrain: On Suing God!

“Well, I'm sure you've heard of court cases where people have won millions of dollars for suing others over all sorts of issues. Anyway, this totally blows them out of...

Arabeyes: Driving in Ramadhan

Staying up all night, sleep deprivation and lack of water, food and cigarettes from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the month of fasting, is having its toll on drivers -...

India: Faith and Science

nanopolitan on the faith-based attacks on science and the reluctance of the Indian scientific to comment.

UAE: The True Meaning of Ramadan

Satsuka, who lives in the UAE, discovers the true meaning of Ramadan. She writes: “Today, a Muslim colleague explained to me why Ramadaan gives him such great joy. He said:...

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