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June 24, 2013
Attention liberals: Blasphemy cases on the rise in Egypt
As I have said numerous times, I cannot imagine how hard it must be to...
June 15, 2013
Hurrah: CNN names some of the ghosts in Gezi Park
The coverage of events in Turkey roll on and on and the mainstream press continues...
June 14, 2013
Got news? Is a global ‘war on Christianity’ newsworthy?
Would it be newsworthy if a U.S. Senator claimed in a public address that American...
May 26, 2013
WPost wants to know: So who built the Second Temple?
Kudos to the Washington Post for moving quickly to correct an error in Wednesday's article...
April 25, 2013
Yes, we know two Orthodox bishops are missing in Syria
Editor's note: This happens now and then, every two or three years. Two GetReligion writers...
April 25, 2013
Kidnapped Syrian bishops still missing, despite reports
Horrible news out of Syria, where two Orthodox bishops were kidnapped. There hasn't been enough...
April 16, 2013
Let us attend: Waiting for a religion shoe to drop in Boston
As you would expect, people were a bit tense last night on my commuter train...
April 14, 2013
Jewish Identity and the Western Wall
You couldn't, he thought, find three Jews in the world who would agree on what...
April 01, 2013
Christians wary on Easter (sort of) in Syria
Every religion writer has experienced those awkward moments each year when an editor walks over...
March 28, 2013
Got news? Egyptian Copts tortured for some strange reason
Yes, I know that we're talking about a report on Fox News. That fact alone,...
March 27, 2013
Who believes what in Egypt’s debates about rape?
Let me be honest here and say what I truly want to say about the...
March 18, 2013
Telling the ‘truth’ in Hamas-Israeli conflict
Here's another story that I wanted to cover last week before I got injured and...
March 08, 2013
Antisemitism and when context matters for the NY Times
This week, the conservative Weekly Standard broke a story that was headlined: Michelle Obama and...
February 01, 2013
New York Times solves the problem of Sharia
This report on Thursday's Cairo conference from the New York Times breaks the streak of...
January 24, 2013
Is Christian Zionism off the NY Times radar?
Comments given to an American church audience in 2011 by an Israeli rabbi, who stood...
January 20, 2013
Is ‘Palestinian’ a sufficient descriptor for Hamas?
On Friday, we looked at media coverage of a new translation of a video from...
January 18, 2013
Got News? President of Egypt calls Jews apes and pigs
The Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel reported on a video from 2010 that was...
January 11, 2013
Syrian sniper offers thoughts on life, death and faith
Anyone who has been to the Middle East, or who has spent much time talking...
January 01, 2013
Do Nativity scenes owe more to artists than historians?
I am blessed to be a member of an absolutely wonderful congregation. It's a healthy...
December 12, 2012
Generic Armenians fleeing Syria for no particular reason
For news consumers who are closely following events on the ground in Syria, especially those...
December 06, 2012
Some journalists waking up to Egyptian realities?
Day after day the news from Egypt seems to get darker and more confusing. This...
December 05, 2012
Memory eternal: A giant of Orthodoxy has died
Let me state right up front that, as a member of an Antiochian Orthodox parish,...
December 05, 2012
Self censorship at the New York Times
An International Herald Tribune report about Pakistan seems a bit confused as to what constitutes...
November 19, 2012
The murder of Shaima Alawadi and media credulousness
I mentioned the story of Shaima Al Awadhi the other day. (Previous coverage here, here...
November 06, 2012
And for the Copts, the winner is … the winner is?
First things first: I would like to stress that, while I am a member of...
October 26, 2012
Economist offers rare insights into Salafists
I have a friend who once worked for Time (actually, several people fit under that...
October 22, 2012
Bloodshed in Saudi Arabia, for some non-religious reasons
Some of the world's most important religion-news stories are also the hardest for your GetReligionistas...
October 03, 2012
Jesus Rifles Redux
NBC has resurrected the "Jesus Rifles" story of 2010, reporting that some three years after...
September 11, 2012
Righteous Religious Indignation in Cairo
There are conflicting reports coming out of Egypt and Libya tonight on the attacks on...
September 07, 2012
God purged from … major story in Washington Post
Obviously, the Divine Mrs. M.Z. Hemingway was all over the political conventions this week. I...
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