· September, 2007

Stories about Religion from September, 2007

Bangladesh: Yet another Muhammed cartoon controversy

  18 September 2007

Alpin is one satirical cartoon supplement of the Daily Prothom Alo, which claims to be the most popular Bangla Newspaper in Bangladesh. In the 6th page of its 431th issue a cartoon titled ‘name’ was published (on Monday, September 17, 2007) which created much controversy in Bangladesh. So what was...

Lebanon: Ramadan Kareem

  17 September 2007

A bountiful and peaceful Ramadan to all from Lebanon. In this post Moussa Bashir takes us to the homes of Lebanese bloggers who break their fast with their families, showing us their artistic side and how the pace of life changes for an entire month.

Saudi Arabia: Sex-segregated Sidewalks

  17 September 2007

Sex-segregated sidewalks could soon become the norm in Saudi Arabia, reports Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah, who links to a news article. “Did prophet Mohammed ordered to have two sidewalks; one for men, another for women? It’s ironic to think of having a ‘women sidewalks’… I mean, how will they mark...

Bahrain: Even Ramadan Is Sectarian

  16 September 2007

This week in Bahrain we focus on bloggers' responses to the start of Ramadan. A number of bloggers are frustrated that the start of the month varies according to the different sects. Others are bothered with the entire month itself. Ayesha Saldanha has more in this post.

Does anything good ever happen in Africa?

  14 September 2007

Our latest roundup of diverse topics and discussions taking place in the Sudanese blogosphere begins with a provocative question about Africa, which was posed to Sudanese blogger, Kizzie, "Does anything good ever happen there?"

Israel: Coptic-Ethiopian Dispute

  11 September 2007

Gilad Lotan was in Israel recently and takes us to the heart of a 30-year-old dispute between the Ethiopian and Coptic churches over the the ownership of Dir Sultan, a structure found on the rooftop of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. “Today Ethiopian monks and one Coptic monk live...

Bahrain: Getting It Out of Your System…

  9 September 2007

We have a world of contrasts in Bahrain this week. The summer vacation is over, which makes some bloggers happy, and others miserable. Religious scholars – respect or despise them? One blogger compares blogs in the USA and in the Arab world. And our star post this week is a description of how to detox, Bahrain-style…

Russia: Moscow Mosque's New Website

  7 September 2007

“Moscow’s Historical Mosque has launched a new Internet site as part of its outreach effort, but in an indication that Muslim leaders anticipate that the site will be hacked by opponents of Islam, the site’s organizers have linked it to three different addresses,” Window on Eurasia reports.