Monthly Archives: July 2014

Blasphemy Riots in Pakistan

Blasphemy continues to provoke crowd violence in Pakistan. A recent report of an allegedly blasphemous Facebook post prompted a crowd to burn down the home of a Pakistani minority family. According to the Washington Post, “Sometime on Sunday, an image … Continue reading

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Religion and International Relations

Scholars and analysts studying with international relations are finally starting to pay some attention to the role of in diplomatic culture and foreign policy formulation. Leo P. Ribuffo reports that “at the June 2014 meeting of the Society of Historians … Continue reading

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New Wave of Iconoclasm in Iraq

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants have reportedly launched iconoclastic attacks against religious sites in the areas of Iraq that they control. ISIS has apparently targeted numerous shrines and mosques that they deem offensive. Detailed reports are … Continue reading

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