Stories Religion from February, 2008

Africa: Will Hillary ever be as popular as Bill Clinton?

  February 14, 2008

Political campaigns – at least in the United States – take place in a bubble, sometimes far apart from reality. It’s not a completely fictitious world, this bubble. It looks and smells and feels a lot like the one we inhabit. Candidates speak the truth when they preach hope or...

Jews for Obama

  February 12, 2008

Sounds like a new chapter of Jews for Jesus…. BUT it’s not! Read the following to see this surprising development…. Think Clinton won the Jewish vote in California? Think again By Shmuel Rosner Race for the White House: Jews were 5% of the voters, but most voted for Obama (49%),...

Obama: The Religion Question

  February 5, 2008

Is he a Muslim or an atheist? Did he take his oath for office on a Bible or a Quran? Is he sympathetic towards the Arabs or the Jews? These are some of the questions being murmured by bloggers across the Middle East about presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Here are the reactions of some bloggers from Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Palestine.

Egypt: America Decides

  February 3, 2008

The United States is a the only Super Power in today's Unipolar World. And that's why it takes people here two years to talk about the Presidential Elections there before it even starts, and they continue talking about it for another two years later, writes Tarek Amr, who brings us the latest buzz from the Egyptian blogosphere on the elections, the presidential race and the candidates.

Iranian bloggers discuss Obama's Iowa victory

  February 3, 2008

Several Iranian bloggers discussed the victory of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama in Iowa. It was the first nominating contest of the 2008 presidential election. Some rejoiced in Obama’s victory, while others evaluated what impact "Obama as President" would have on Iranian political life.