It is possible to create an alternative discourse on Muslim approaches to free speech, by re-reading aspects of Islamic teachings, says Dilwar Hussain, responding to issues raised by the Convention on Modern Liberty.
A Christian father in Pakistan is trying without success to gain custody through the courts of his two pre-teen daughters who were kidnapped and made to convert to Islam. Shock has been expressed at the court's reaction.
An interfaith television game show in which Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh contestants compete against one another for cash prizes is to be broadcast weekly from the London studios of the Islam Channel from mid-June.
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, who earlier caused anger by suggesting some Muslim communities were ‘no go areas’ has created a fresh argument by claiming that the collapse of a ‘Christian nation’ has left Britain in a moral vacuum.
The struggle between good religion and bad religion is at a crucial juncture on the domestic and global stage, says Giles Fraser. He believes the Quilliam Foundation, a new Muslim think tank, can make a positive contribution.
Is it that 'new atheists' like Sam Harris simply don't understand religion (beyond assembling everything bad they know to attack it with), or is the failure to distinguish positive and negative deliberate?