Tag Archives: Religion

¿Qué es el ISIS-K?

El ISIS-K, afiliado al grupo Estado Islámico, ha reivindicado la autoría del atentado de Kabul. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images Amira Jadoon, United States Military Academy West Point and Andrew Mines, George Washington University Un atentado contra una multitud reunida a las afueras del aeropuerto de Kabul el 26 de agosto de 2021 ha dejado al menos 60 muertos, entre ellos al …

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China: removing ‘Arab-style’ features from country’s biggest mosques the latest move in campaign of Muslim assimilation

Islamic landmark in China: the Dongguan mosque in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, western China. David Stroup, Author provided David R. Stroup, University of Manchester In the normally quiet city of Xining, capital of northwest China’s Qinghai province, everyday interactions between the city’s ethnic groups – Han Chinese, Hui Muslim, Tibetans, Turkic Salars and others – usually pass without …

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Hossam Metwally case: how exorcism can become a cover for domestic abuse

Tinnakorn jorruang/Shutterstock Helen Hall, Nottingham Trent University The sentencing of Hossam Metwally for poisoning his partner, Kelly Wilson, in a series of “exorcisms” was always likely to attract attention. The former NHS anaesthetist from Grimsby in the east of England has been jailed for 14 and a half years for what a judge described as “entirely bogus” rituals. Metwally told …

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Dante, siete siglos de literatura popular

Beatrice dirigiéndose a Dante. William Blake / Tate Gallery, CC BY-NC-ND Juan Varela-Portas de Orduña, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Las dos preguntas más frecuentes que en este séptimo centenario nos están haciendo a quienes estudiamos a Dante son por qué se lee a Dante y por qué leer a Dante. Las dos parten de la idea, sin duda correcta, de …

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New archaeology finding shows how Muslim cuisine endured in secret despite policing by the Spanish Catholic regime

Andalusi communal dining bowls known as ‘ataifores’ in El Legado Andalusí, Museum of the Alhambra, Granada. Author provided Aleks Pluskowski, University of Reading; Guillermo García-Contreras Ruiz, Universidad de Granada, and Marcos García García, University of York Granada, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, was the final remnant of Islamic Iberia known as al-Andalus – a territory that once stretched across most …

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The Taliban: what could its return to power mean for Afghanistan?

Kaweh Kerami, SOAS, University of London The Taliban is typically portrayed as a group of men with beards and turbans, driven by Islamic fundamentalist ideology and responsible for widespread violence. But to understand the group that is poised to return to power in Afghanistan, and what we might expect from its rule, we need a much more nuanced picture. To …

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« Quel nouveau monde ? » : Et la spiritualité dans tout ça ?

 (4 / 4) Fabrice Rousselot, The Conversation et Françoise Marmouyet, The Conversation « In extenso », des podcasts en séries pour faire le tour d’un sujet. En un an, un virus inconnu a mis la planète sens dessus dessous, bousculant tous nos repères. Il a fallu apprendre à vivre dans l’incertitude. Mais il nous faut aussi réfléchir à la nature de cette crise, aux …

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This tiny minority of Iraqis follows an ancient Gnostic religion – and there’s a chance they could be your neighbors too

Like their ancient ancestors, contemporary Mandaeans revere John the Baptist and consider baptism the most important of their religious rituals. Hadi Mizban/AP James F. McGrath, Butler University In March 2021 Pope Francis became the first leader of the Roman Catholic Church to visit Iraq. The number of Christians in Iraq has fallen sharply in the past two decades amid mass …

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New archaeology finding shows how Muslim cuisine endured in secret despite policing by the Spanish Catholic regime

Andalusi communal dining bowls known as ‘ataifores’ in El Legado Andalusí, Museum of the Alhambra, Granada. Author provided Aleks Pluskowski, University of Reading; Guillermo García-Contreras Ruiz, Universidad de Granada, and Marcos García García, University of York Granada, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, was the final remnant of Islamic Iberia known as al-Andalus – a territory that once stretched across most …

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