Stories about Religion from March, 2015
A young man named Oyasiqur Rahman Babu was killed in Bangladesh by religious fanatics in the second such incident in a month's time.
"We left the mosque before [prayers] finished. We decided not to go there again because our mosques have turned into places of fraud."
The 38-year-old husband, member of China's Muslim minority Uyghur community, has been sentenced to six years in prison. Online reporting about the case has since been censored.
"What happened in #Kabul today was absolutely against the law, Sharia law and does NOT represent Muslims in Afghanistan."
Will the Turkmen government's attempts to nationalise Islam and shut its citizens off from the wider world backfire?
"Freedom of speech must be complete. However, freedom of conscience and worship must be protected too."
As life grows increasingly intolerable for the country's Shia majority, one of the few people prepared to defend their rights faces jail.
Although International Women's Day was first spearheaded by socialist groups, and focused on working women, the day has now taken on distinctive forms in different locations all over the world.
Jamaica has finally 'freed up the herb', prompting Caribbean netizens to debate which other states in the region might soon 'pass the dutchie'.
A shooting in a restaurant in Bamako, capital city of Mali, claimed the lives of five people on Friday night, March, 6. The attack took place around midnight in a restaurant called La Terrasse in Downtown Bamako and a dozen people are seriously injured. Two suspects are in detention and...
Thailand is a Buddhist-majority country while Muslims constitute about 5 percent of the population. Some Thais are unhappy with the intolerance demonstrated by the protesters.
"Congratulations Maharashtra: it is now safer to be a cow than a woman, Dalit or Muslim in the state."
Since the beginning of 2015, more than 80 people have been killed in four attacks on Shia mosques in three different cities of Pakistan.