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· June, 2013

Stories about Religion from June, 2013

23 June 2013

Salafists Attack Shia Homes in Egypt, Killing Four

Four Egyptian adherents of the Shia faith were killed in Egypt today when the house they were meeting in was attacked by Salafists, following two weeks of instigation against the...

15 June 2013

Islam and Authoritarianism

14 June 2013

More Violence for Russia's Gays, Supporters

RuNet Echo

These days supporting LGBT rights in Russia can earn you a trip to the hospital.

Anger Over Attacks Against Myanmar Migrants in Malaysia

The ethnic violence in Myanmar seems to be spreading in nearby countries. Some Myanmar Buddhist migrants in Malaysia have been attacked in recent weeks which many people believe are related...

Pastor for South Korea's Biggest Church Charged with Financial Crimes

The largest Pentecostal Christian congregation in South Korea, and the world, Yoido Full Gospel church went under fire as its founder and senior pastor Cho Yong-gi await trial along with...

12 June 2013

Should Kyrgyzstan Ban Tablighi Jamaat?

Following the lead of neighboring countries, Kyrgyzstan is debating banning the activities of Tablighi Jamaat, a controversial non-political movement which aims to bring Muslims towards a deeper embrace of Islamic...

4 June 2013

Video: Thousands Rage Against Iran's Regime at Funeral for Ayatollah

Thousands of people in Isfahan, Iran took part in funeral procession for Ayatollah Jalal Al-Din Taheri. He was a senior religious figure and a critical voice against regime hardliners

Extreme Anti-immigrant Groups Spread Throughout Europe

Plagued by one of the worst economic crises in recent history, extreme anti-immigrant parties are once again on the rise in 21st-century Europe.

3 June 2013

Saudi Youth Arrested for Allegedly “Insulting Religion”

Two young Saudi men were arrested in Riyadh by the Committee of the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) for allegedly insulting religion. One of them, Bader...

1 June 2013

Protests Over ‘Religious Tolerance’ Award for Indonesian President

Some Indonesians think their president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, does not deserve the World Statesman Award given to him by a US-based interfaith group. When the award was announced, many people...