Religion Rundown: 11/25-12/1

Posted on November 29, 2012 by

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11/25 –  Iraq’s Kurdish region sent reinforcements to an area with disputes where its troops are currently in a standoff with the Iraqi army, despite requests on both sides for ways to calm the situation.

“If they overstep the line, we will strike them,” Osman said.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/11/201211250344449165.html

 

11/26 – Large numbers of displaced men, women, and children arrived at Islam Nagar to mourn the martyrdom of Imaam Hussain Ibn Ali and their misfortunes; since the high court ordered rehabilitation of the displaced people in Islam Nagar within 13 months, 20 months have passed, and people are still forced to spend their nights on streets.

“For residents of Islam Nagar, it was a day of double mourning on the 10th day of Muharram on Sunday. Thousands of displaced men, women and children arrived at Islam Nagar to mourn the martyrdom of Imaam Hussain Ibn Ali and their miseries.”

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/Homeless-of-Islam-Nagar-mourn-their-fate/articleshow/17367073.cms

 

11/27 – Nigeria has more than enough issues to worry about, and the conflict between Muslims and Christians, being similar in number, is another where teaching communication and reconciliation in schools is vital; with terrorist attacks on churches and cathedrals and subsequent lethal reprisals against certain religious groups are causing much distress in the country.

“It has had more than its fair share of misfortunes: civil war, serial military coups, tyrannical military government, spectacular corruption and all the downsides of its black gold economy. But today Nigeria is facing a new challenge.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2012/nov/27/nigeria-future-religious-groupsNigeria  Muslims attends Eid al-Fitr prayers

 

11/27 – For many years, the United States and its Middle East allies were challenged by the Shiite crescent, a political and ideological alliance backed by Iran that linked regional actors deeply hostile to Israel and the West, but the landscape of the region has been altered, forming the way of a new group, one led by Sunni Muslims with alliances with Egypt, Qatar, and Turkey.

“That camp has more assets that it can share than Iran — politically, diplomatically, materially,” said Robert Malley, the Middle East program director for the International Crisis Group. “The Muslim Brotherhood is their world much more so than Iran.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/world/middleeast/sunni-leaders-gaining-clout-in-mideast.html?ref=world&_r=0

 

11/28 – Turkey removed its ban on female students wearing headscarves in religious schools, which has caused some criticism from secularists who see it as if the Turkish government is pushing Islamic views on the population.

“We will not be able to rescue the education system from the perverse consequences of the oppression, rituals, dogma and thinking of the ‘cold war’ period until teachers and pupils are liberated,” said Gurkan Avc, head of the Democratic Educators’ Union.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/28/turkey-lifts-ban-headscarves-schoolsTurkey is discussing to change the constitution for let free the headscarf in universities

 

11/28 – In Cairo, a court has sentenced the seven Egyptian Christians involved with the anti-Islam video to death in which their actions caused protests resulting in violence in many countries that are predominantly Muslim.

“The seven accused persons were convicted of insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that insults Islam and its prophet,” said the judge, Saif al-Nasr Soliman.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/28/innocence-of-muslims-death-sentenceAnti-US protest in Jammu

 

Monica Johnson

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