Posts tagged "Muslim"
In the News:  Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

In the News: Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
HelalSexShop.com

HelalSexShop.com

Elizabeth Hewitt writes about a new halal sex shop in Turkey.
Poison in the Sangha

Poison in the Sangha

As violence spreads amongst Burma's Buddhist majority and Muslim minority, Francis Wade meets U Wirathu, who calls himself the "Burmese Bin Laden," and a former monk who rejects Wirathu's message of intolerance.
Ahbash Rising: Religious Freedom in Ethiopia, Part 2

Ahbash Rising: Religious Freedom in Ethiopia, Part 2

Protests in Ethiopia could have profound ramifications for Muslim-state relations in Ethiopia and beyond, writes Alex Thurston in the second of two posts on Ethiopia's Muslims.
Ahbash Rising: Religious Freedom in Ethiopia, Part 1

Ahbash Rising: Religious Freedom in Ethiopia, Part 1

In the first of two posts on the deterioration of religious freedom for Ethiopia's Muslims, Alex Thurston looks at Ethiopia's relationship with the U.S. and the "Global War on Terror"
Arakan, Displaced

Arakan, Displaced

Conflict in western Burma's Arakan state has displaced thousands of Muslim Rohingyas and Buddhist Arakanese. From the Burmese border, Francis Wade examines the complex origins and motives behind the violence.
In The World

In The World

By Natasja Sheriff From Tibet, Burma and India, the first of a weekly round-up of religion-related news from around the world.

Apostasy in Any Other Country

Abby Ohlheiser: Something we're keeping an eye on: Christian Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who faces death for the crime of apostasy, could face execution any time after Wednesday should he refuse to renounce his faith a fourth time. It's an interesting case with a bit more to say than the familiar narrative of persecuted Christianity, partially...

Fashion Faux Pas as Resistant Force in France

Kathryn Montalbano: NiqaBitch, a YouTube video released shortly after France's September 2010 April 2011 official ban of face-covering head apparel, provides interesting if not deceptively complex social commentary expressed via the most fundamental medium for communication possible: the body itself.  Although the video is set to what commenters call "vulgar" rap music (in...

Bangladesh (Further) Surrenders Secularism

Kathryn Montalbano: This week, the Bangladeshi government has pushed to retain the state's Islamic status, a move that requires an amendment to the constitution that originally declared Bangladesh secular and independent from Pakistan in 1971.  Bangladesh's path to independence could almost be credited to Indian Muslims, who sought reprieve from social and political marginalization in...

Sudans

Abby Ohlheiser: In the collective gasp that followed the shooting in Tucson on Saturday, the story of the ongoing voting on a referendum for southern independence in Sudan was all but lost. We’re still catching up at The Revealer secret headquarters ourselves. Consensus in the coverage seems to be that the southern third...

If It Looks Muslim…

A case of mistaken identity! An Arizona congregation of 800 has been saving for years to build a new house of worship. Now that the architectural structure is under way, they're under attack from local residents because, well, it's got a dome.  And domes are Muslim, right?  And Muslims are bad and dangerous,...