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· May, 2010

Stories about Religion from May, 2010

30 May 2010

Pakistan: Culture Of Intolerance

Bangladesh: Facebook Temporarily Blocked

Bangladesh has become the second country in Asia after Pakistan to block the entire Facebook domain. Bangladeshi bloggers are expressing their astonishment, anger and protest against this ban.

28 May 2010

Pakistan: Minorities At Peril

Pakistan: Attacks in Lahore at Ahmadi Mosques

Algeria ,France: Film “Of Gods and Men” Sparks Conversation about Spirituality, Terrorism

Cannes 2010 award-winning film "Of Gods and Men" discusses the killings of the French monks of Tibhirine monastery in 1996. The movie sparks various reactions, from praises to spiritual debates,...

Bangladesh: FIFA World Cup, Memories From The Past

The 2010 FIFA World cup is knocking at the doors. While People around the world are talking about this Word Cup, a few Bangladeshi bloggers are reminiscing about the previous...

26 May 2010

Secularism in France from a Foreigner's Perspective

MENA: To Draw or Not to Draw Muhammed

The fire ignited by the Everybody Draw Mohammed Day on Facebook, is still raging. Here is a snap shot of reactions from across the Middle East.

Pakistan: Netizens Protest The Blanket Ban Of Facebook And Other Sites

After the ban of Facebook, Youtube and several other sites in Pakistan, many netizens of the country are outraged by the decision.

25 May 2010

Egypt: Crackdown on the Egyptian Da Vinci Code

Dr Youssef Zidane's 2008 Azazeel created a stir, followed by resentment, when it was first published. Today, Dr Zidane is being accused of blasphemy and defaming Christianity and as insulting...

23 May 2010

South Africa: Zapiro's “Muhammad” Cartoon Controversy

Zapiro, South Africa's premier cartoonist, known for his controversial style in picking on politicians and commenting on societies issues, has come into the limelight in South Africa for jumping on...

21 May 2010

India: Manipur In Peril

20 May 2010

Nigeria: A debate on pedophilia, Sharia law, and the ‘two’ Nigerias

The headline is tabloid-esque: "Nigerian senator marries 13-year-old girl". It refers to 49-year-old Ahmad Sani Yerima, whose marriage a few weeks ago has drawn criticism from around the country, playing...

Middle East: “Blood Borders”

19 May 2010

Facebook Is Blocked in Pakistan As It Indulges In A Controversial Campaign

After the outcry surrounding the Draw Mohammed Day Facebook page, which is campaigning for the creation of mass cartoon caricatures of Prophet Muhammed [PBUH] on the 20th of May, today...