A Week in Review

Posted on October 1, 2012 by


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Hello every one, I hope you had a fantastic weekend, thanks for tuning into this weeks religion rundown. Im Jack Walsh, and I will be your commentary for this weeks rundown. Let’s get the show on the road…

*September 21st, marked a horrific day for members of the Anglican Church and an adjoining school in Mardan, Pakistan as their places of worship and education were set on fire and looted by protesters. The protesters, protesting against the ever so popular anti-islam film took bibles and religious artifacts from the church out into the public streets and burned them. The British Pakistani Christian Association is concerned that similar attacks and incidents will continue to happen to Christians through out Pakistan. http://www.religiontoday.com/blog/pakistani-church-school-burned-by-islamic-extremists.html

*On September 25th, Germany’s Justice Ministry  proposed a new law that will allow the recently banned practice of circumcision of infant boys.  The ruling held earlier this summer in june by a district court in Cologne banned circumcision sparking outrage for Germany’s Jewish and Muslim population. Although the ban only applied to Cologne, doctors across the country refrained from doing the operation because of the legal issues behind it. The outline of the bill was sent to Germany’s federal states to be reviewed and consultations with experts are due later this week.


*On September 27th, a priceless Buddha statue following a reappearance and new ownership was analyzed and discovered to be carved from a meteorite which crashed into the Earth 15,000 years ago. The statue was looted by the Nazis in Tibet in the 1930’s, but was brought back to the market at an auction in 2007 and bought by a new owner. The new owner put Dr. Elmar of Buchner University of Stuttgart and his team to the test of discovering the secrets of the statue’s past.


*This past Friday, September 28th, Saudi Arabia began expelling over one thousand Nigerian women who arrived in the country on their religious pilgrimage. The government ministry overseeing the Hajj pilgrimage said that the women had violated a law by traveling without an immediate male relative. The law states that all women under the age of 45 must have a male figure accompany them during the Hajj pilgrimage.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/28/saudi-arabia-expelling-         women-pilgrims_n_1922359.html?utm_hp_ref=religion

*Also on September 28th, The Vatican came out with substantial reasons and evidence against a recent piece of papyrus that appears to show an early Christian referring to Jesus’ wife. “Substantial reasons would lead us to conclude that the papyrus is actually a clumsy counterfeit,” the Vatican’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano stated in friday’s editorial.


*Also, The U.S. intelligence community revised its assessment of the deadly attacks on the American consulate and believes that it was in fact a deliberate terrorist assault moving away from its previous initial beliefs of the attack that it began spontaneously following the protest of the anti-islam film. http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/28/world/africa/libya-us-intelligence/index.html

*Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the anit-islamic video that has sparked Muslim protests worldwide has been arrested over a federal probation violation including use of aliases and lying to probation officers. http://www.religionnews.com/politics/law-and-court/man-behind-anti-islam-film-innocence-of-muslims-arrested-in-los-angeles

*On September 29th, a settlement of gypsies in the southern suburb of France, was forcibly maltreated, dismantled, and evicted by vigilantes taking the law of cracking down on gypsy settlements into their own hands.  Among other things, their entire camp was burnt down, but yet no arrests have been made. http://www.eurasiareview.com/29092012-hindus-and-jews-shocked-at-gypsy-camp-burning-in-france-by-vigilantes%E2%80%8F

*This past Sunday september 30th, hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh burned down Buddhist temples and homes in response of a photograph posted on Facebook by a Buddhist that insulted Islam.


Thats it for this weeks rundown, be sure to check in next week to get the latest and greatest on these current topics and new topics in world religions news. Thank you for listening, and again my name is Jack Walsh and you can follow me on twitter at Walshreligions or join the conversation hashtag islamnews or hashtag WRNews. You stay classy…Planet Earth.