Stories about Religion from November, 2007
Heard about the teddy bear scandal? The Arabist, from Egypt, has more.
“Interesting interview with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood leader, suggesting Syria would abandon Iran alliance if the regime fell,” notes The Arabist, which links to the interview here.
The Stallion from Kuwait posts an announcement about an upcoming Christmas Bazaar in Kuwait.
Living in Shkoder writes about Albanian death rites.
Window on Eurasia writes about Russia's Muslims’ internet presence.
The beatroot writes about the recent Spanish royalty cartoon scandal and the Polish google bomber's case – as well as the church's initiative to make “chastity trendy” in Poland.
Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit likens the current state of the island to John Milton's Paradise Lost.
Window on Eurasia writes about 15 Samara siloviki (“Muslim officers in the Samara branches of the Russian Federation procuracy, militia, FSB and other ‘special services'”) to go on hajj this year.
At 3rd World View, Rezwan takes a closer look at the reactions of some groups towards aid coming in from the US for the victims of the cyclone.
Quoting various news sources, Blogian reports that three Azerbaijanis have died while trying to remove the wall surrounding an Armenian cemetery to make room for a new road.
Kaukasus posts photographs of the God's Mother Church in Darba, Kakheti, Georgia.
Lebanese blogger m. accuses the BBC of following the crowd, and identifying people it interviews by their sects.
Jordanian blogger Qwaider argues that observing Muslims should politely refuse offers of alcohol and pork saying that they don't want it instead of apologising for being Muslim.
This week in Bahrain we have opinions on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit, a blogger's dilemma about whether to have a female friend, another getting stuck between his wife-to-be and her family, a call for more Islamic bloggers, and a fear that Bahrain won't stay Bahraini for much longer...
A film on Egyptian Baha'iis is now available online for downloading, announces Mideast Youth.
“Why was I born into this life in the first place? I didn't choose that. I didn't and don't think i would have chosen to live such a life full of confusion. Is God there or is he not? Should i be Muslim or Christian or Jewish or Baha'i or...
This week, Moroccan bloggers share their interest in issues affecting Muslim women around the world. From the treatment of gynecologists in Iraq to new workforce development initiatives in Morocco to rape sentencing in Saudi Arabia, Jillian York has the story.
Days in a Wannabe Punks Life takes a closer look at Hindu mythology, goddesses and the element of overarching patriarchy.
Michelle Knisley of Scenes from the Sidewalk writes on what the recent charity tennis tournament meant to her personally and to the homeless kids in Kyiv.
The Iranian government has continued its policy of repression against women's rights activists and Sufi Muslims in recent weeks. Maryam Hosseinkhah, a women’s rights activist and journalist was arrested a few days ago, and a Sufi Muslims’ Center was destroyed by security forces about one week ago.