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· July, 2012

Stories about Religion from July, 2012

31 July 2012

Russia: Anti-Church Activist Flees Under Psychiatric Incarceration Threat

RuNet Echo

A blogger and leader of the Youth Human Rights Group in Karelia, has fled Russia to Poland after months of interrogations by prosecutors that included threats of detention in a...

Ethiopia: Messages of Solidarity from Christians for Muslims

Messages of unity from Ethiopian Christians have gone viral in the Ethiopian digital public as Ethiopian Muslims persistently kept their peaceful protest in a bid to end government’s meddling in...

29 July 2012

Pakistan: Hindu Boy Converted to Islam in Live Telecast

A Ramadan special on a private TV channel is making news in Pakistan. Controversial TV show host Maya Khan, invited a religious scholar to convert a young Hindu boy to...

27 July 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Ramadan & Coffee

Nigeria: Rediscovering the ‘Osun-Oshogbo’ Sacred Groove

Train locals on the use of social media tools and they will tell their own stories, posits a Nigerian documentary producer Immanuel Afolabi while talking about his journey to the...

25 July 2012

Saudi Arabia: The “Faceless” Experiment

Rana Jarbou is a Saudi blogger who has decided to carry out an experiment. For a week she is wearing the niqab or face veil, to see how she feels,...

21 July 2012

Morocco: 22-Year-Old Arrested For Posting Cartoons of Prophet Mohammed on Facebook

Bangladesh: Dhaka Becomes Capital of Islamic Culture

The Bangladesh capital Dhaka has been declared as the capital of Islamic culture along with two other cities by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO). Dhaka is termed...

20 July 2012

MENA: Welcoming Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar has just begun. It is a time when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, try to get closer to God and celebrate...

Pakistan: Polio Vaccination Ban Affects 240,000 Children

The lives of 240,000 innocent children are at stake due to the recent ban on Polio inoculation by the Taliban in the region of FATA. The militants also consider this...

18 July 2012

Mozambique: Scholarship Students Kicked Out of Sudanese University

An open complaint letter published on social media by a group of scholarship holders from Mozambique at the International University of Africa, in Khartoum, Sudan, regarding their precarious social and...

15 July 2012

Ethiopia: Muslim Protest Gaining Momentum

Ethiopian police resorted to physical violence against Muslim activists, transgressing sacred places in their mosques, the Muslim activist Facebook group, Dimtsachin Yisema (Let Our Voice Be Heard), reports. Since May,...

9 July 2012

Pakistan: Angry Mob Lynches Alleged Blasphemer

In a shockingly outrageous incident in Bahawalpur, an angry mob attacked an alleged blasphemer and burnt him alive.

India: Multiculturism and Intolerance

6 July 2012

Mali: Worldwide Inactivity Over Destruction of Timbuktu Shrines

June 30, 2012, will go down in history as one of the most devastating dates for Mali and for its cultural heritage. It's when Islamist group of Ansar Dine, one...

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