Stories about Religion from October, 2007
“Coming from where I come from, I know a thing or two about injustice”: Jamaican Marlon James weighs in on the case of the Memphis Three.
Egypt Guy from Egypt posts this video by Egyptian Ahmed Sharif which calls for the freedom of women from religious associations.
Wanna be famous? Bash Islam, writes Bahraini blogger Esra'a. Note the comments on this post.
Known Turf on a brief history of the self, exploring Islam, perceptions and identity.
The beatroot is wondering who he is going to “write about for the next two years,” now that Roman Giertych has been forced out of politics, along with his party, the League of Polish Families, which “got a miserable 1.3 percent in Sunday’s election.”
The beatroot writes about plans to build an Islamic cultural center in Krakow.
Algerian blogger Nouri, who is based in the US, attended a talk by Middle East expert Daniel Pipes at Tufts University. Read his take on the talk here.
Tarek Amr shares with us the thoughts of an Egyptian blogger (Ar) about Islamic political parties in this post, which sheds light on the Muslim Brotherhood, its ideologies and impact on Egypt.
Last week marked the 12th anniversary of the murder of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Gilad Lotan translates a blog from Hebrew which sheds light on the celebrations which broke out at an ultra-orthodox community when the news was announced.
Callers to a radio programme in the Bahamas think that enforcement of the death penalty would act as a deterrent to crime. Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com begs to differ.
Syrian blogger Wassim talks about female circumcision, Hejab (headscarf) and rebels without a clue in this post.
PeacefulMuslimah, who lives in Qatar, was just divorced via an SMS text message from her husband. She has: “lots of questions rattling around in my head but not a lot of answers…”
“So Christian “leaders” can do little at this stage. Pace any past pretence at grandeur, they forget that their past divisions have reduced them to bit players in a widening sectarian fight …” says Jeha about the meetings taking place between Christian leaders to prepare for the presidential elections.
Lots of new content on TOL's Romantic, including a post on the official patron saint of Catholic Gypsies.
Window on Eurasia comments on Moscow's complex relationship with Tatarstan.
Window on Eurasia writes about the lack of mosques for the growing Muslim population of the Moscow region and the reluctance of the governor to build new ones.
A video of Kids Camp in Burkina Faso: “Here is a short 4 minute video with clips of the Kids Camp run in Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso in August. It was run jointly by the churches of Gorom-Gorom, and by Glenwood Church.”
Amir Ibrahim writes about Muslims and electoral politics in Kenya: “There has been a trend in Kenyan politics and this most prevalent among the media and political classes to speak of the Muslim vote, a collective that needs to be courted and won over by the parties and their candidates.”
Many of Bahrain's bloggers are either lamenting or advocating change of one kind or another this week, whether concerning family celebrations, employment practices, political priorities – or even footwear, writes Ayesha Saldanha, in her latest round up of the Bahraini blogosphere.
Eduardo Villanueva of Casi Un Blog Mk. II [ES] is puzzled by the Peruvian census question that asks about religion and writes, “I do not want to, nor do I need to reveal to the INEI that I am agnostic….why are they asking me something that is not constitutionally legal...
Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] publishes photos of the Señor de los Milagros (Lord of the Miracles) religious procession in Lima, Peru.