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Hindu leader urges Australia to put ‘multi-faith centres’ in hospitals

By Thu, Apr 09, 2015 8:43AM UTC 12 Comments

With anti-Islam rallies held in 16 cities and regional locations throughout Australia over the Easter weekend, religious leaders are responding to the hostility, and one is offering a subtle solution....

India: Supreme Court judgment on fatwas needs close eye

By Wed, Jul 09, 2014 11:23PM UTC Comments Off

Too much hot air is being blown into Monday’s Supreme Court judgment clarifying that fatwas are not binding on Muslims. That’s possibly because there’s a new government in New Delhi that is led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and some people have a morbid tendency of contextualising issues. In fact, if anyone contextualised anything, it was the Supreme Court....

Religion in Global Politics

By Thu, May 15, 2014 8:36AM UTC Comments Off

  The so-called ‘resurgence’ of religion in the public sphere in recent decades is now a significant area of academic study and societal interest, provoking a complex set of responses, ranging from vehement opposition to the very idea that religious concepts and commitments have a right to expression in public, political debates to a reassessment...

Opinion: Without Pakistan, Islam would be in real trouble

By Wed, Mar 07, 2012 10:25AM UTC 0 Comment

“Thank God for Pakistan,” God probably says to himself. Without Pakistan, after all, who on this planet would defend Islam as earnestly as we do? Exhibit A is the Tahaffuz Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz protesting the presence of women running in a marathon organized by the Punjab government. Why? I’ll let them explain it: What sort of...

WikiLeaks: Lee Kuan Yew calls Islam a ‘venomous religion’

By Tue, Sep 06, 2011 12:25AM UTC 3 Comments

Singapore’s ex-Prime Minister and founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, has called Islam a “venomous religion,” according to a recently released Wikileaks cable. From WikiLeaks website: Asked by Rep. Rangel how organized terrorists were internationally, MM Lee responded that orthodox Islam was a powerful force capable of recruiting volunteers for terrorist groups. He noted Singapore's experience...