Malaysian Buddhist must not have un-Islamic elements in architecture

Controversy broke out recently when the Kelantan Buddhist Association, Malaysia, was told that its proposed Buddhist temple would have to be built in an Islamic style, since the Kentalan state…

Pat Robertson tells Christian to break friend’s Buddha statue

Pat Robertson, a popular preacher associated with the American “Christian Right,” and host of the Christian Broadcasting Network’s 700 Club show, advised a Christian to “break” a Buddha statue. The…

Porn mag’s ‘Photoshop rape’ of female pundit

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Pornographic magazine Hustler has attacked New York Daily News columnist S. E. Cupp, Photoshopping an image of her in a sexual act. Hustler said, in…

Pakistan Supreme Court: no new law to prevent forced conversions

A petition by the Pakistan Hindu Council has been dismissed by Supreme Court. The Hindu organization had highlighted the kidnapping of Hindus in Pakistan, especially recent cases of Hindu girls being…

Thai Buddhists and Muslims unite around soccer

More than 4,000 people have been killed since 2004, when the decades-long conflict in Southern Thailand reignited. The violence, which is concentrated mostly in the provinces of Yala, Pattani, and…

Human rights groups urge UN member states to take action over Indonesia

Human Rights Watch and KontraS (the Commission for “The Disappeared” and Victims of Violence) aid today that United Nations member states should urge Indonesia to adopt measures to guarantee freedom…

Kuwait rejects changes to constitution

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Saba, the Emir of Kuwait, has blocked a proposal to amend the kingdom’s constitution to make sharia, or Islamic law, the “only source” of legislation. Currently, sharia…

Indonesian Muslim militia defends liberal and reformist Muslim author

Members of Banser militia, of the Indonesian Shi’ite Islamist organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), recently defended Canadian-American author and Muslim reformist Irshad Manji from attack. The organization has said that Muslim…