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· November, 2007

Stories about Religion from November, 2007

Egypt: Sudanese Teddy Bear Scandal

Heard about the teddy bear scandal? The Arabist, from Egypt, has more.

Egypt: Syrian/Iranian Alliance

“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.

Kuwait: Xmas Bazaar

The Stallion from Kuwait posts an announcement about an upcoming Christmas Bazaar in Kuwait.

Albania: Death Rites

Living in Shkoder writes about Albanian death rites.

Russia: Muslims on the Web

Window on Eurasia writes about Russia's Muslims’ internet presence.

Poland: Satire and Chastity

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.

Bahamas: Paradise Lost?

Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit likens the current state of the island to John Milton's Paradise Lost.

Russia: ‘Siloviki’ on Hajj

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...

Bangladesh: Know your enemy

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.

Azerbaijan: Armenian Cemetary Deaths

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.

Georgia: Darba

Kaukasus posts photographs of the God's Mother Church in Darba, Kakheti, Georgia.

Lebanese: Indentification by Sect

Lebanese blogger m. accuses the BBC of following the crowd, and identifying people it interviews by their sects.

Jordan: No Thanks. I am Muslim.

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.

Bahrain: Losing its identity?

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,...

Arabeyes: Halal Pork?

Islam, like Judaism, bans its adherents from consuming pork. But what happens when rumours about 'Halal' or religiously sanctioned pork appear in the market? Here's what some bloggers and participants...

Egypt: Baha'ii Rights Film Available

A film on Egyptian Baha'iis is now available online for downloading, announces Mideast Youth.

Egypt: Is God There?

“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...

Morocco: Women's Stories from Around the Globe

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...

India: Patriarchy and Mythology

Days in a Wannabe Punks Life takes a closer look at Hindu mythology, goddesses and the element of overarching patriarchy.

Ukraine: Reflections on Charity Tennis Tournament

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.

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