During the week I come across hundreds of news items about Christianity and Islam. Here is what I found most interesting/significant for the week of January 21-January 27.
Islamists Win 70% of Seats in the Egyptian Parliament – Egyptian authorities confirmed the Muslim Brotherhood, the 84-year-old group that virtually invented political Islam, had won about 47 percent of the seats in the first Parliament elected since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. An alliance of ultraconservative Islamists won the next largest share of seats, about 25 percent. (New York Times)
Self-Immolation Is on the Rise in the Arab World – More than a year after a young Tunisian set himself on fire and touched off revolutions throughout the Arab world, self-immolation, symbolic of systemic frustration and helplessness, has become increasingly common across the region. (New York Times)
How will Armenian genocide bill affect France-Turkey relations? – French Senate passes bill criminalizing public denial of Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 (CNN)