Political dissidents aren't the only people facing brutal treatment in Iran: the country's non-Muslim minorities are regularly persecuted by both state and society. So why doesn't the West take notice?
Despite the gruesome nature of Marwa el-Sherbini's murder in a German courtroom by her neighbour, the western media have shied away from telling her story.
A new Turkish game show challenges a Muslim imam, a Greek Orthodox priest, a rabbi and a Buddhist monk to convert one of 10 atheists to their religion of choice, with new converts winning a trip to Mecca, Jerusalem or Tibet. Plus eternal salvation, presumably.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made waves with his calls to ban the burqa from being worn in public. His sentiments are caught up in a collision of French feminism, nationalism and secularism.
Less than a year after fleeing in the face of an Islamist insurgency, Ethiopian forces have come back to help prevent a moderate government from collapsing at the hands of militant Islamists.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has declared the Islamic burqua a sign of the "subjugation" and "submission of women". But what if a woman chooses to wear it of her own accord? asks Salon's Broadsheet.
Obama's statement in Cairo that "I reject the view of some in the West that a woman who chooses to cover her hair is somehow less equal" is a subtle but strong statement in support of Muslim women, says Tracy Clark-Flory.