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· May, 2009

Stories about Religion from May, 2009

16 May 2009

Iran: Karroubi supporters armed with Facebook in presidential election

Facebook was banned in Iran until recently, but now supporters of the former speaker of the Iranian parliament, Mehdi Karroubi, use it as a vehicle to promote his candidacy in...

15 May 2009

Saudi Arabia: Will Swine Flu Threaten Hajj?

Every year millions of Muslims converge to Mecca to perform Hajj (pilgrimage), one of the five pillars of Islam. Is this year's Hajj season being threatened by the A/H1N1 or...

India: Remembering The 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

12 May 2009

Egypt: Obama to Address Muslim World from Egypt

The date is all set. US President Barack Hussain Obama will deliver his much anticipated speech on relations with the Muslim world in Egypt on June 4 and the Egyptian...

Cuba, Jamaica: Examining the Revolution

10 May 2009

Pakistan: Fighting The Taliban

The Pakistan army has started to fight back to take control of several districts of the North-West Frontier Province from the Taliban insurgents. More than half a million people have...

Iraq: Organised ‘crackdown’ on homosexuals

In the past few weeks there has been an increase in the persecution of homosexuals in Iraq, due to an organised 'crackdown' based on a religious decree for their death....

Bahrain: An Alcohol Ban – And Then?

7 May 2009

Russia: Car Wash and Christ the Savior's

Poland: Hitler and Abortion

Sylwia Presley reviews online reactions to neo-Nazi anti-abortion posters that appeared in several public places in Zielona Gora at the end of April.

China: Living Buddha stuck in court