· February, 2006

Stories about Religion from February, 2006

Indonesia: Aceh Canings

  16 February 2006

Indonesia Matters talks about public canings in Aceh, which have been permitted as a result of the autonomous province's application of Islamic law.

Nigeria: Muslim cartoons

  15 February 2006

Nigerian Times posts a scathing comment on the Muslim cartoon protests in Africa………..”Most Africans always like to ape others. And they are the worst hypocrites in the world”

Supermale on Moslem World Boycott of Danish Goods

  15 February 2006

Morad Ouasti reports (FR) at Supermale on the mechanisms behind the moslem world’ s boycott of Danish goods: “Denmark is already suffering early consequences while the boycott is being organized via Internet and text messaging … Meanwhile, European companies [such as Danon and Nestle] adopt an ad hoc strategy of...

Band Cancels Polish Tour

  14 February 2006

The Beatroot writes that a Swedish “death metal” band has decided to cancel its Polish tour, fearing legal action. A precedent was set two years ago, when a Norwegian “black metal” band was charged with causing “religious offense” after a concert in Krakow.

Nigeria: sharia law

  13 February 2006

Chippla comments on what he calls the “Talibanisation of Northern Nigeria”…………..”the once lively and cosmopolitan city of Kano in Northern Nigeria appeared to be regressing, thanks in no small part to Islamic religious fundamentalism.”

Selections from the Caribbean blogosphere

  11 February 2006

This week the Caribbean saw presidential elections taking place in Haiti, violence erupting in Spanish Town, Jamaica, and Hosay observances in Trinidad. Here's the blogosphere's take on these events: Haiti: Presidential Elections February 7th’s presidential election in Haiti seemed at first to belong to René Préval. The New York Times...

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