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The Yes camp’s hostility to religion is losing them votes

Irfan Yusuf September 7, 2017 17 Comments

The Yes crowd must make room for believers in their campaign if they are to represent all the colours of the rainbow.

Jokowi’s new decree is only partly about curbing Islamist groups

Professor Damien Kingsbury July 14, 2017 3 Comments

Yes, Joko Widodo's decree against hardline Islamic groups is about stamping out terror-linked organisations. But it's also about saving his own political arse.

Census mythbusting: have we truly become a nation of Islam-curious Chinese heathens?

Census mythbusting: have we truly become a nation of Islam-curious Chinese heathens?

Charlie Lewis June 28, 2017 4 Comments

We're being swamped by Asians! Our Christian heritage is fading! Islam is surging! Calm down, Australian media.

I spent 3 months in a secret Pauline Hanson supporter Facebook group, and here is what I learnt

Crikey June 21, 2017 7 Comments

Freelance journalist Jarni Blakkarly spent three months monitoring a Pauline Hanson forum on Facebook. He found very little about Hanson, and a whole lot about Islam.

Tony Abbott is helping the terrorists win

Michael Bradley June 7, 2017 27 Comments

There’s a lot of competition these days for the title of Politician Most Likely to Exploit Terrorism in an Appalling Manner ...

The political power play behind the whipping of gay men in Aceh

Professor Damien Kingsbury May 24, 2017 6 Comments

News that gay men in Indonesia are being whipped by order of the sharia police has shocked the world, but we should look at politics, not religion.

Jesus F-ing Christ! Blasphemy is back, and it’s flummoxing secular legal systems

Michael Bradley May 12, 2017 36 Comments

The case of a former Jakarta governor illustrates the role that blasphemy plays at the intersection between law and state-sponsored religion.

How we can really help women and girls escape forced marriages

Shakira Hussein January 17, 2017 10 Comments

Condemning Islam, insisting that children turn their parents in to be jailed and ostracising an entire community will not help women forced into marriage.

Islamic blasphemy trial threatens Indonesian democracy

Professor Damien Kingsbury December 14, 2016 2 Comments

A finding of Ahok being guilty of blasphemy would quell the public protest, end his political career and be a travesty of justice.

A rabbi, imam and pastor walk into a pro-gay marriage event …

A rabbi, imam and pastor walk into a pro-gay marriage event …

Josh Taylor November 21, 2016 2 Comments

No, it's not a joke.