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· September, 2012

Stories about Religion from September, 2012

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Kyrgyzstan: Court Bans Anti-Islam Film

  24 September 2012

The recent ban on the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' in Kyrgyzstan has triggered lively debates among the country's internet users. While some netizens support the ban on the "offensive" video, others argue that restricting access to the film limits their freedom.

Tunisia: Civil Society and the Sharia State

  24 September 2012

Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni argues that belonging to any religion or culture is a “product of chance.” She says: And when, together with bloggers from my country, we attempted to participate in one manner or another in the awakening of our people and the uprising against the dictatorship, it...

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Pakistan Bans YouTube Over Controversial Video

  20 September 2012

In an attempt to appease the growing unrest in the country, the Government of Pakistan decided to block the social networking site YouTube as of Monday, September 17, 2012. The move came hours after protests in the southern city of Karachi turned violent, leaving two protesters dead.

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Pakistan Reacts to Anti-Islam Movie

  15 September 2012

Pakistan has reacted to the anti-Islamic movie which prompted protests in Libya that left the US Ambassador and others dead. Diplomatic agencies across the country have tightened security, but so far protests have been angry yet peaceful.

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Russia: Religiosity & the Murdered U.S. Ambassador

RuNet Echo  15 September 2012

Responding to the attack on U.S. embassies across the Muslim world (specifically the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya), Russian bloggers have addressed the perceived growth of religiosity in their own country, and used the incident as an opportunity to discuss the wider consequences of political unrest.

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Pakistan: On ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ Film

  13 September 2012

A 13 minute trailer of controversial film ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ was recently released via YouTube. The movie is said to be strongly anti-Islamic and protests against it were held in several countries, leading to the death of the US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and his three aides. Pakistani netizens react.

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