Opinion & Features

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Déjà Vu In France: Change Attitudes

November 2, 2020 by Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar || 1 November 2020   As events unfold in France centring around Islamophobia, there is a feeling of déjà vu. We have witnessed a few times before this sequence of events. There is some provocation or other targeting […]

Freedom of Expression or Freedom to incite Hatred and Violence?

October 30, 2020 by Lucy J. Aguilar

Lucy J. Aguilar || 30 October 2020   As a neutral (non-Muslim and non-religious) world citizen, I’m indignant at the media’s pathetic attempt to garner public sympathy by portraying Charlie Hebdo as a staunch defender of the freedom of expression, […]

Killing for the sake of something called … ART: The Charlie Hebdo Affair

October 1, 2020 by Shabbir Akhtar

Shabbir Akhtar || 1stOct 2020   The trial of a dozen French Muslims, accused of complicity in the Charlie Hebdo killings, has started.  The French artistic elite repeat their mantra: ‘Relax: it is only satire.’ But why should we not take […]

Beirut Blast

August 9, 2020 by Chandra Muzaffar

Chandra Muzaffar || 9 August 2020   Four days after the Beirut Blast of 4th August 2020, the Lebanese president, Michel Aoun, has attempted to explain what caused the largest explosion since the end of the Second World War. He […]

Freedom of Religion and the Covid-19 Pandemic

May 5, 2020

By Emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi | 5th May 2020   Any place on earth can be a mosque and prayer can be offered wherever there is the presence of God. The movement restriction order is preventing us […]

Who deserves an apology?

March 22, 2020

Jacqueline Ann Surin || 22 March 2020   After chairing his first cabinet meeting on 11 March, Muhyiddin Yassin revealed that he had written to Dr Mahathir Mohamad to ask for his forgiveness. Hoping that hurt feelings could be put […]


March 18, 2020

Thomas Fann || 18 March 2020 As the political drama unfolded on 23rd February 2020 with the “Sheraton Move” that saw the eventual collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government that was elected less than two years ago at the […]

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

February 16, 2020

Human Rights Council Forty-third session 24 February-20 March 2020 Agenda items 2 and 7   Database of all business enterprises involved in the activities detailed in paragraph 96 of the independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of the […]

Mercy or No Mercy for Xinjiang’s Muslims!

January 2, 2020 by Ghulam Farooque Kaka

Ghulam Farooque Kaka || 2 January 2020 Xinjiang is so called an autonomous region of China, located in the far northwest of the country. It is resource-rich territory bordering with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Largely populated with Turkic speaking […]

What can the Muslim world do to save the Uighurs and Islam in China?

December 15, 2019

Dr. Olsi Jazexhi || 15th December 2019 Between Aug. 16 and Aug. 25, I was in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in China. Invited by the State Council Information Office of China and Xinjiang, I was part of a group […]