Religion, Race and Politics: ASEAN’s Gordian Knot
It’s time for ASEAN to play a constructive role in tackling religious and racial tensions across the region.
Gujarati Chief Minister Modi’s Search for Legitimacy
Gujarati chief minister Narendra Modi is appealing to the mainstream with a narrative of economic success.
Is the Debate in Kashmir Only About Freedom of Expression?
The media may be complicit in giving voice to a fringe minority, argues Sanjay Kumar.
Kashmiri All-Girl Rock Band Quits After Fatwa
A fatwa against Kashmiri rock band Praagaash has sparked debate about religious intolerance.
Ban Lifted on Vishwaroopam Film in Tamil Nadu
After ten days in legal limbo, action flick Vishwaroopam has cleared censors in Tamil Nadu.
“Hindu Terror” Remarks Stoke BJP Flames
India’s home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has inflamed the Hindu right by accusing them of using terror.
Shahrukh Khan’s Muslim Remarks Ignite Controversy
Muslim comments from Bollywood have sparked a verbal spat between India and Pakistan.
Southeast Asia Contains Anti-Islam Film Fallout
Although some protests have occurred, reactions to the “Innocence of Muslims” in SE. Asia has been restrained compared to the Middle East.
No Christmas For Muslims?
Official guidelines for Malaysia’s Muslims celebrating non-Islamic events won’t help with national harmony.
Bold Women of Islam
There is frustration…and hope, when thinking about change for Muslim women.
Muslim Pop Culture
Ten years into democracy, Indonesia is now home to a booming new pop culture.