In 2002, Sisters in Islam wrote a letter to the editor in The Star, asking why the rights of those who publicly preach hate, injustice, discrimination, intolerance, and extremism are protected while the rights of other citizens who speak out for justice, equality, tolerance, respect, and moderation in Islam are denied?
Is Modi's belligerence and disproportionate use of force against Pakistan response or strategy?
2014/11/6, 2 Comments
For someone whose public life is an open book, many people are still puzzled by China's leader Xi Jinping, who became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission two years ago.
Last week's unfortunate outburst of name-calling between the White House and the prime minister's office in Israel doesn't speak well for either President Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Is suicide bombing justified? Can women lead prayers? Is there a feminist interpretation of Islam?
Chiang Kai-shek's birthday isn't a national holiday any more. So people of Taiwan didn't have a day off last Friday. Nothing was done to remember him, though we should thank him for keeping Taiwan a democracy.
- Joe Hung
With a ban on religious instruction, which today affects families with children in more than 2,000 schools in Xinjiang, China deserves more public attention, I fear, than it is getting. Reasons easily come to mind to explain why international (and local) media are not rushing to cover the story. A brief word first, however, on the news itself.