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· December, 2013

Stories about Religion from December, 2013

31 December 2013

Twin Acts of Terror for Russia's New Year

RuNet Echo

Little information about the perpetrators is known, but as usual the RuNet is rife with speculation.

20 December 2013

Bahrain Preacher: “Celebrating National Day is a Sin”

Bahraini blogger Manaf Al Muhandis tweets from a sermon before Friday prayers in Bahrain, in which the preacher declares that celebrating National Day is a sin.

Jihadists Online: The Dark Side of the Internet

19 December 2013

Pashto Singer Ghazala Javed's Ex-Husband Sentenced to Death for Her Murder

During her lifetime, Ghazala Javed bravely defied Taliban pressure to stop singing and spoke up against creeping Talibanization in her hometown Swat.

14 December 2013

Bangladesh Executes Islamist Leader Abdul Quader Mollah for War Crimes

Abdul Quader Mollah was the first to die for war crimes committed during Bangladesh's struggle for independence. His execution sparked a wave of deadly violence from supporters, leaving several dead.

11 December 2013

Visible Discrmination Against Ahmadis in a Shop In Pakistan

The Caucasus Network: Personable Blogger, Svetlana Anokhina

RuNet Echo

Svetlana Anokhina—a 50-year-old journalist, writer, and community manager from Makhachkala, Dagestan—is as personable and undoubtedly real as netizens get.

5 December 2013

Christian Orthodox Old Believer Community Exhibit Charms Visitors in Lithuania

An exhibit dedicated to Old Believers in Lithuania opened in the public library in Klaipėda with a display of photographs by the cinematographer and photographer Vasiliy Degtyarev.

1 December 2013

Croatian Citizens Vote Whether to Block Same Sex Marriage

On December 1, 2013, Croatian citizens voted on a referendum that proposes the introduction of defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman into the country's constitution.

BBC, Guardian, Play Cricket With Facts: The Real Tendulkar-Taliban Story

The Taliban say they did not give a warning against praising Indian cricketer Tendulkar and are upset that they have been misquoted so far and wide since November 28, 2013.