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May 22, 2014
No ghosts in WSJ’s thorough report on Nigerian bombings
Last week, I criticized a front-page Wall Street Journal profile of a Nigerian terror group...
May 19, 2014
How to ‘make sense’ of a Muslim ‘atrocity’?
MICHAEL’S QUESTION: As a “religious pluralist,” Michael needs to “somehow make sense of the seemingly...
May 19, 2014
Persecution in India: It matters only if it’s about Muslims
Nice to know the New York Times cares so much about religious freedom in India...
May 16, 2014
About those Nigerian Christian girls, chanting in Arabic
As I have said many times, I have no idea how foreign correspondents do the...
May 16, 2014
Reuters: On apostasy and the death penalty in Islam
A 27-year-old woman, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, has been sentenced to death for the crime of...
May 15, 2014
WSJ profiles Nigerian terrorist with no mention of ‘Christians’
Is there a religion angle on the heartbreaking story of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls? Of...
May 14, 2014
Missing elements in NYTimes marital rape report from India
Marriage was a hot topic this week in the Indian press following rulings by two...
May 12, 2014
So #bringbackourgirls is finally a news story! Why now?
At this point, the kidnapped girls in Nigeria are officially "A News Story," which means...
May 07, 2014
Yes, it’s crucial that Boko Haram kills and tortures Muslims
Yes, we need to focus on Nigeria and Boko ("books") Haram ("forbidden"). Again. Why? Why...
May 07, 2014
Boko Haram leader’s profile: chilling but incomplete
"His name is Abubakar Shekau. He is the leader of Boko Haram. And he has...
May 05, 2014
Mystery solved? Has NYTimes seen light on Boko Haram?
There may be some news for GetReligion readers who have been following the "mysterious" case...
May 02, 2014
It’s not hard! WPost offers some crucial Boko Haram facts
In the past month or two, I have been really, really hard on the editors...
April 27, 2014
Is Mehmet Ali Agca crazy or just a bad Catholic?
The upcoming canonizations of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II have generated some very...
April 26, 2014
Was Kabul shooting over religion? Shouldn’t someone ask?
Q: What question has no answer? A: The one you don’t ask. In Thursday's shooting...
April 24, 2014
Assad’s Easter and mysterious attacks on Syrian Christians
Why are Syrian Christians being targeted by Islamist rebels? The Western press cannot agree on...
April 23, 2014
WPost team looks at politics in 2014, sees zero folks in pews
It's time to set the wayback (actually, it's WABAC) machine for the year 2003, when...
April 18, 2014
What does it mean to be transgendered in India?
Is it possible to write intelligently about sex in the non-Western world for an American...
April 17, 2014
Two forgiveness stories that are worth your time
Forgiveness has been making a lot of headlines lately, at least it seems to me....
April 16, 2014
Vox.com offers a few basic facts about Boko Haram tactics
Twice in the past month or so, I have been pretty rough on the editors...
April 15, 2014
That ‘mysterious’ NYTimes stance on Boko Haram
Here we go again. There has been another horrific act of violence in Nigeria with...
April 14, 2014
For the Times, Ayaan Hirsi Ali controversy has only one side
Brandeis University offered an honorary degree to a controversial speaker, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, then withdrew...
April 06, 2014
Pentecostal gap in that LATimes immigration reform story
There was an important interfaith gathering the other day in Los Angeles that allowed some...
March 27, 2014
About those rough religious waters for the ‘Noah’ movie
A USA Today headline declares: 'Noah' hits rough religious waters on-screen The top of the...
March 12, 2014
Good news: Generic nuns released in Syria!
For three months now, members of my parish just south of Baltimore have been praying...
March 09, 2014
Carry on and Keep quiet when reporting on religion in China
"Why does the press soft pedal links between terrorism and Islam?" was the question under...
March 05, 2014
Silence about terrorism and Islam in the Kunming attack
What was it about the murder of 29 men, women and children on Saturday at...
March 05, 2014
Attention NYTimes: Boko Haram has made its goals clear
There is much to commend in the recent New York Times report that ran under...
February 27, 2014
Sausage making and news reporting on Zanzibar
Otto von Bismark's reputed maxim: "Laws are like sausages — it is best not to...
February 19, 2014
Balkan absurdist reporting by Reuters
At Get Religion it is usually considered bad form to criticize wire service reports for...
February 11, 2014
Muslim vs. Christian in the Central African Republic?
The pictures and reports out of Central African Republic are grim. The country is in...
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