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· October, 2013

Stories about Religion from October, 2013

31 October 2013

Halloween in Tajikistan: Devil Worship or Innocent Fun?

In Tajikistan where most people have not even heard about Halloween, even rare Halloween fun raises eyebrows.

30 October 2013

Russia's Demagogues Just Can't Get Along

RuNet Echo

Nationalist MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky ranted about natives of the North Caucasus on the popular debate show “The Duel” - Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov took offence.

26 October 2013

VIDEO: “No Woman, No Drive” Stuns Saudi Arabia

A Muslim Schoolgirl and the Volgograd Suicide Bombing

RuNet Echo

In the wake of the Volgograd bus bombing, a Muslim girl wrote a letter to the anonymous blogger hardingush. We chose to translate it in its entirety.

23 October 2013

Video: Saudi Girls Blamed for Being Attacked Outside Mall

Girls are being blamed for being attacked by youth in a shopping mall in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for not covering their faces - and actually going to a mall.

In Wake of Suicide Bombing Russians Question Their Security

RuNet Echo

An explosion aboard a Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) commuter bus caused a stir in Russia’s blogosphere on Monday.

21 October 2013

Malaysian Court Rules Catholic Paper Can’t Use ‘Allah’ to Refer to God

The court ruled that the Catholic paper would create confusion and disrupt public order if it is allowed to use the word Allah

20 October 2013

#FreeBoussa: Moroccan Netizens Protest Teen Trial over Public Kiss

Three teenagers have been arrested in Morocco. Their crime? The first two were arrested for kissing in public, and the third for photographing them.

19 October 2013

The Raqqa Woman who Faced the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

School teacher Suad Nofal, from Raqaa, Syria, will not abandon her country in its hour of need. Syria Untold has her story.

16 October 2013

Australian Catholic Cardinal Center of Child Sexual Abuse Scandal

There are three inquiries in Australia into institutional responses to sexual abuse of children. Cardinal George Pell is the centre of the controversy for his approach to offenders and victims.

15 October 2013

Russian Muslim Websites Defaced by Hackers During Eid

RuNet Echo

On Eid al-Adha (Kurban-Bairam in Russian), several websites of the Russian Muslim community were defaced with a photo of a severed pig's head holding the Koran in its mouth.

8 October 2013

Saudi Women Driving – “A Western Demand”

Syria: The Girls of Al-Tall Weave Ribbons and Freedom

Their story is that of the greater Syrian tragedy - a nonviolent group with little funding and external support that defied both the regime, and its radical counterparts through civil...

2 October 2013

Central African Republic: “Don't Forget About Us!”

The Central African Republic conflict between the Central African government and Seleka rebels has worsened alarmingly since December 2012. The humanitarian situation is catastrophic in certain towns but especially in...

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