Archivi giornalieri: aprile 8, 2009

Artifact pulls Muslims and Jews apart

An excavated stone in East Jerusalem has become the subject of a dispute between Jewish and Muslim authorities in Israel.

With both sides claiming the stone is part of their respective heritage, neither party is willing to budge.

Zeina Awad has more.


Hutu Muslims saved Tutsis during Rwandan genocide

Rwanda has been marking the 15th anniversary of the country’s genocide when according to the government 1.2 million people were killed, the UN says 800,000 died, most of those murdered were ethnic Tutsis.

During that genocide, tens of thousands of Tutsis fled into Muslim mosques to escape from the machete-wielding Hutu mobs.

And their lives were spared because many Hutus believed Muslims were evil and were afriad to go into mosques.

Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege tells the story of survivors who narrowly escaped death, and the Islamic resistance to the genocide.


Indonesians disillusioned with democracy

Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy, is preparing to elect a new parliament on Thursday.

The election is a large and complicated process, but one of the biggest challenges for the candidates is fighting voter apathy.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.