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· October, 2007

Stories about Religion from October, 2007

Jamaica: A Case for Justice?

“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: Free Women

Egypt Guy from Egypt posts this video by Egyptian Ahmed Sharif which calls for the freedom of women from religious associations.

Bahrain: Wanna be Famous?

Wanna be famous? Bash Islam, writes Bahraini blogger Esra'a. Note the comments on this post.

India: Being a Muslim

Known Turf on a brief history of the self, exploring Islam, perceptions and identity.

Poland: Roman Giertych's Out of Politics

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,...

Poland: Islamic Cultural Center in Krakow?

The beatroot writes about plans to build an Islamic cultural center in Krakow.

Algeria: Daniel Pipes Talk

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.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood

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...

Israel: When Yigal Murdered Rabin

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...

Bahamas: The Answer to Crime?

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.

Syria: On Female Circumcision

Syrian blogger Wassim talks about female circumcision, Hejab (headscarf) and rebels without a clue in this post.

Qatar: Divorce via SMS

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...

Lebanon: On the pre-election meetings

“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...

Europe: Roma Links

Lots of new content on TOL's Romantic, including a post on the official patron saint of Catholic Gypsies.

Russia: Tatarstan

Window on Eurasia comments on Moscow's complex relationship with Tatarstan.

Russia: Mosques for Moscow Region's Muslims

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.

Burkina Faso: Kids Camp video

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...

Kenya: The “Muslim vote” in Kenyan politics

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...

Bahrain: The times they are a-changin'…

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...

Peru: Religion Question on Census

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...

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