Stories about Religion from February, 2010
Kalsoom at CHUP: Changing Up Pakistan discusses the controversial demise of several Taliban leaders and the battle, drama and rumors about their successors.
Sidney Sweeting at Weblog Bahamas shares his thoughts on birth control.
On February 5, 2010, twin suicidal blasts hit mourners of the Shia sect in Karachi. The attacks came 40 days after the Ashura bombing that killed over 40 people. Bloggers discuss the history of violence in Karachi and the inability of the authorities to gain control of the situation.
Five Rupees reports that two more suicidal blasts targeting Shia mourners rocked busy streets of Karachi taking scores of lives.
At OpenDemocracy.net, Lyubov Borusyak writes that “a recent internet vote on the [Russia's] most influential intellectual saw instead postmodern ambiguity emerge victorious.”
TriniGourmet.com “shine[s] a spotlight on Trinidad’s largest cultural festival, Carnival”, while gspottt publishes a list of Carnival safety tips.
An Islamic Boarding School in Bogor, West Java in Indonesia is supporting Facebook despite the statement of a local Islamic organization that the famous social networking site is haram or forbidden.
As Haiti drops from being the lead story in the mainstream media, how can they hear stresses that “what Haiti needs most are those that are ready to run the marathon, not just run the 100 yard sprint.”
The Life and Times of the Mangine Many republishes a map of the damage in Haiti from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, while The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog wonders “how anything like this can ever be quantified.”
how can they hear reports from Jacmel, Haiti: “There is certainly a shift taking place here in the last 2 days. Life seems to be getting back to normal… In no way do I want it to sound like life is peachy in Jacmel, because I’m sure that for many,...
Hassan Ziyau discusses the recent rise of extremism inside Maldives and urges the government to take the issue seriously.