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· February, 2009

Stories about Religion from February, 2009

Iran: A village where smoking is a sin

Shiv Sena's Orkut Campaign: The Limits to Freedom of Expression in an Intolerant India

Introduction: Freedom of Expression in the Indian Blogosphere The Indian blogosphere is abuzz with discussions on freedom of expression after the Supreme Court refused to throw out Shiv Sena's defamation...

Jamaica, Guyana: Action or Reaction?

Criminal Minds: The Egyptian Sexual Offender's Profile

Will Facebook groups, anti-harassment T-shirts, posts, articles, bloggers, and activists put an end to sexual harassment in Egypt? Wandering Scarab does not think so!

Malaysia: Operation Valentine

Egyptians on the verge of insanity

Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Egyptians are struggling to maintain their sanity, faith, and stability. Marwa Rakha presents the following selection from Egyptian blogs which discuss dreams,...

Pakistan: Honor Killings And Islam

Saudi Arabia: Thoughts on the Cabinet Reshuffle

Kyrgyzstan: Tablighi Jamaat

Japan: Pictures of Japanese festivals and ceremonies

Jordan: Questions to God

Iraq: The Walk to Karbala

Iran:”Religious blogs can be dangerous”

Fiji: Bloggers react to police commissioner's ‘crusade’

Bloggers in Fiji are commenting on the police commissioner’s recent outburst recorded by television cameras at a meeting with Indo-Fijian officers warning them with termination if they continue to air...

Palestine: The Story of a Gazan “Martyr”

The death of anyone close to you is painful, but how do you cope with it if that person has actively sought death? Gazan blogger Samaher Al Khazandar has written...

Pakistan: The Taliban Truce Deal

There is a civil war going on in Swat valley in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan for more than half a year between the Pakistani army and the pro-Taliban...

Israel: Exhibit Features Intimate View of Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Palestine: Appointment of Female Islamic Judges Ratified

Egypt: Bloggers Take on the “Sons of Zion”

The bombs on Gaza may have stopped falling, but a fierce cyber battle continues, with bloggers on both sides of the fence mobilising their troops to 'obliterate' the presence of...

China: Religious demography and house churches

Last November (21-22, Nov 2008), the China State Council Development Research Center organized a seminar on “Christianity and Social Harmony — Special Session on House Church”. This is the first...

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