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· June, 2009

Stories about Religion from June, 2009

Algeria: On France's burqa ban

Morocco: The Last Jews of Essaouira

Bangladesh: Does Qur’an really indicate big bang theory?

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Moving Buildings”

Pakistan: Rallying Against The Taliban

The Taliban presence in the tribal areas of Pakistan has been an issue of international concern in the War on Terrorism. In the aftermath of the 2007 siege of Lal Masjid,...

Ukraine: Blogging Priest Scandal

Jordan: Poet Accused of Apostasy

Maghreb: Views on Iran

As the world watches events unfolding in Iran, Maghreb blogs have been following and commenting on the rapidly developing crisis there. Some questioned the motives behind the way western media...

Tunisia: Confronting Religious Violence

East Timor: Church and homosexuality

Pakistan: Mayhem in Peshawar

Peshawar is the capital of the North-West Frontier Province and the administrative center for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. It is located on the edge of the Khyber...

India: Treatment Of The Dalits

Pakistan: The Islam Of Taliban

Russia: A “So-Called ‘Wahhabi’ Village”

Africa: Gay and lesbian voices in African blogosphere

Despite being victims of politics and culture of exclusion in Africa, gays and lesbians on the continent have found a space to communicate and assert their rights: blogosphere. Haute Haiku,...

Caste Based Communities on Orkut Mirror India's Splintered Society

I have written before about Shiv Sena's militant approach towards Orkut communities critical of the party, its leader Bal Thakeray, or its Hindutva ideology. Caste-based communities on Orkut are another...

Haiti: Fr. Jean-Juste Laid to Rest

Maldives: Much Ado About Anti-Burqa Laws

Egypt: Will there be any action after Obama's Talk?

As expected, US President Barack Obama's speech was received with different and contradicting reactions in the Egyptian blogsphere. While many praised his eloquence, charisma, intelligence and awareness of Arab and...

Middle East: Bloggers React to Obama's Address

From being described as the "self-appointed world leader" to questioning his choice of speech venue to choosing to turn a deaf ear to his speech, blogs across the Middle East...

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