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· November, 2012

Stories about Religion from November, 2012

26 November 2012

Yemen: Ashoura Celebration in Sanaa Attacked

November 24th is Ashoura Day, and it is a day that is commemorated in the Muslim world by both the Sunni and Shite sects. However in Yemen, it was a...

24 November 2012

Pakistan: Five Bomb Explosions Rock Three Cities In A Day

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 was a horrendous day when a series of suicide bombings were targeted at Imambargahs (Muharram mourning processions) and law enforcement agencies in Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Quetta....

23 November 2012

China: Last Words of 19 Tibetans Who Committed Self-Immolation

Tsering Woeser, a dissent writer who reports on the human rights situation in Tibet, has collected 19 last wills and testaments of Tibetans who self-immolated to help people understand their...

22 November 2012

Mobs Burn Dalit Homes in Response to Intercaste Marriage in India

On 7 November 2012 up to 2,000 people attacked three Dalit settlements in the Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, India. A nursing student, from a Shudra community married a man...

17 November 2012

Mumbai Comes to a Halt After Bal Thackeray's Death

"Mumbai Shut - Fear or Respect?!" Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray (86), founder of the Hindu right-wing Shiv Sena party in India, died today. Mumbai soon came to a halt - shops...

16 November 2012

Egyptians are Writing their own Secular Law .. on Twitter

Egyptians are drafting their very own secular law - on Twitter. It all started when Mahmoud Salem - aka Sandmonkey - suggested writing such a law after noting that Islamists...

4 November 2012

Student Beating Raises Issue of Homophobia in Jamaica

A gay student at Jamaica's University of Technology (UTech) was allegedly caught in a "compromising position" and suffered a beating at the hands of campus security guards. The incident was...

The Latest LiveJournal Sensation, Courtesy of the Russian Special Forces

RuNet Echo

The anonymous LJ blog hardingush was created on September 15. Now, less than two months later, the blog, subtitled "Ingush Special Forces, is number 425th in LJ's general user rating....

3 November 2012

India: Playwright Girish Karnad Slams Award for V.S. Naipaul

The audience was surprised at the Tata Literature Live! festival in Mumbai on November 2, when playwright Girish Karnad spoke angrily about the presentation of an award to Nobel laureate...

2 November 2012

The “Black Peril” According to One Moroccan Weekly

Tajikistan: ‘Halloween is not for Patriots’

There are not many people in Tajikistan who know anything about Halloween, let alone mark it. Yet even rare celebrations of the holiday in the country make some people uneasy....

1 November 2012

Founder of Banned Militant Group in Pakistan Offers Aid to U.S.

Amidst the furor and damage the super storm sandy caused in the US East Coast, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of banned militant organization Lashkar e Taiba (LeT) and head...

Wedding Party at Petrol Station with Greece in Crisis