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Jon Gambrell

Jon Gambrell is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jon Gambrell

Christian monastery, possibly pre-dating Islam, found in UAE

By Jon Gambrell — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The two monasteries became lost to history in the sands of time as scholars believe Christians slowly converted to Islam as that faith grew more prevalent in the region.

Iran denies involvement but justifies Salman Rushdie attack

By Jon Gambrell — August 15, 2022
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rushdie was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.

Disney’s ‘Lightyear’ banned in Muslim world for lesbian kiss

By Jon Gambrell — June 16, 2022
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) —“Lightyear” includes a female character voiced by actress Uzo Aduba briefly kissing her female partner in one scene in the $200 million film.

Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest mass execution

By Jon Gambrell — March 14, 2022
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An announcement by Saudi state television described those executed as having 'followed the footsteps of Satan' in carrying out their crimes.
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