Religion Rundown Weekly Wrap Up

Posted on October 8, 2012 by


I hope you get a little taste of what is in the news with my Religion Rundown.  I will cover everything (almost) that is happening in the world pertaining to religion.

Sun September 30, 2012

Muslims in Bangladesh are outraged by a Facebook post that included a picture of a burning Quran.  Anti-Buddhist violence ensued as the post was credited to a Bhuddist kid; many Buddhist temples were burnt or destroyed.

Mon October 1, 2012

Thousands of homes are being destroyed in violence between Syrian government and protesters.  The government has been calling many anti-government groups terrorist in an attempt to justify their violence.

Politicians argue about whether or not the Libyan attack on the US Consulate was an “act of terror”.  According to Ryan Williams, a Mitt Romney Spokesman, “The Obama White House and the Obama campaign can’t seem to get their stories straight on the attack on the consulate in Libya. This morning, they offered conflicting stories on if and when the President thought the attack in Benghazi was a terrorist act.”

Fri October 5, 2012

There is controversy in Tunisia surrounding a woman who displayed artwork deemed offensive by Muslim extremists. According to Mokhtar Trifi, a senior member of the Tunisian League for Human Rights, “Jihadist Salafists Movements want to impose a form of rigorous Islam that our society has never experienced.”  Below is a picture of the art that was deemed offensive.

Sun October 7, 2012

Violence has erupted in France between Jews and Muslims, specifically after a weapon was fired aimlessly into a Jewish synagogue.  Luckily no one was injured in the attack.  Security is being stepped up all over the country and extreme caution will be taken towards anti-semitism.

A monk owner of a Buddhist temple in Salt Lake City, Utah has left its 100 member congregation without a place of worship after he decided to close down the temple.

After 15 years of talks, a peace deal has finally been reached in the Philippines between government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).  According to President Benigno Aquino, “This framework agreement paves the way for final and enduring peace in Mindanao. This means that the hands that once held rifles will be put to use tilling land, selling produce, manning work stations and opening doorways of opportunity.”  Unfortunately this deal won’t be fully implemented until 2016.  Below is a picture of President Aquino announcing the peace deal.


This concludes my weekly wrap up of world religion news.  Stay tuned for my Cultural Arts Review and Critical Commentary





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