Religion

The Middle East is often portrayed as a region dominated by religion, and while is this isn’t necessarily true, it certainly plays a bigger role in public life than secular Europe is used to.

Two prisoners set free – A US soldier and a new mother (Jun. 1, 2014)
The imprisonment and eventual release under international pressure of a Christian woman in Sudan highlighted a tricky debate within Islam over how to deal with those who leave the faith.

Shi’as and Sunnis – Why the difference matters (Jun. 22, 2014)
While many in the West are unaware of the differences between these two branches of Islam, they are extremely important in the Middle East. I spoke with a Shi’a friend of mine to understand more.

The letter ن – Recognising Middle Eastern minorities (Sep. 21, 2014)
An assignment for university turned into an interesting blog post on the struggle for recognition faced by religious minorities in the Middle East.

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