Pakistan’s outdated blasphemy laws are not fit for the 21st century

Pakistan's outdated blasphemy laws are not fit for the 21st century Parveen Akhtar, Aston University A recent escalation of violence in Pakistan inspired by reports of blasphemy online has highlighted the need for the country’s restrictive...

Should we worry about Islamism in Indonesia?

Should we worry about Islamism in Indonesia? Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir, University of Melbourne Anxiety about radicalism and religious tolerance in Indonesia have triggered reactionary responses that could be dangerous for the country’s democracy. Joko Widodo’s administration...

The Murder of Mohsin: No Justice, No Compensation #JusticeForMohsin

On the night of June 2nd 2014, 24 year old Mohsin was beaten to death by a mob of around 40 people in Hadapsar, Pune. “Mohsin did not die because of any stone pelting; rather,...

Lynching of Mashal Khan: Roots of Rage

How does one move on with all this deep, searing pain over the mob lynching of a body that bore a beautiful heart and a precious mind? And with our senses still reeling, we...

Indian Court Sentences 2 Islamic State Recruiters to 7 Years Prison in a first...

In the first convictions in India of suspects linked to Islamic State (IS), a local court on Friday sentenced two men to seven years each in prison for raising funds and recruiting for the...

Philippines ready to invade Abu Sayyaf island stronghold

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte today warned he might “invade” an island stronghold of the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf to “finish the game” – following a thwarted attempt by the group to kidnap tourists on...

Jakarta governor election results in a victory for prejudice over pluralism

Jakarta governor election results in a victory for prejudice over pluralism Alexander R Arifianto, Nanyang Technological University The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a...

Foreign warplanes waging war in Syria kill more civilians

Suspected airstrikes by coalition waplanes waging war in Syria killed more civilians across the country on Monday and Tuesday, adding to the civilian bodycount from US and Russian strikes. An airstrike likely carried out by...

Deconstructing Yogi’s Beef politics

The crackdown on illegal abattoirs was one of the first decisions taken by Yogi Adityanath soon after taking over as Chief Minister of the most populous and politically crucial state of the country following...

Why Narendra Modi is Silent on 2.3 million abandoned wives in India?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has abandoned his wife for last 43 years. That is one statistic from amongst the current 2.3 million wives in India who have been abandoned by their husbands. An...

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