Topic archives: islam

Religious violence escalates in Sri Lanka

March 9, 2018 2

An escalation in violence is being expected between Sri Lanka's Buddhists and its Muslim minority. For some, echoes of the civil war are unavoidable.

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

September 7, 2017 17

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

July 14, 2017 3

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?

June 28, 2017 4

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

June 21, 2017 7

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

June 7, 2017 27

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

May 24, 2017 6

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

May 12, 2017 36

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

January 17, 2017 10

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

December 14, 2016 2

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 …

November 21, 2016 2

No, it's not a joke.

Great, polygamy-promoting Keysar Trad now ‘representing’ Australian Muslims

August 2, 2016 3

Keysar Trad has finally hit the big time. Are his PR skills up to the challenge?

Wind power, Islam and sex workers

July 25, 2016

Crikey readers discuss Friday's edition.

ABC takes up arms in the culture war over ‘radical Islam’ tweet

June 16, 2016 2

Is it the job of the public broadcaster to weigh in on official channels about the term "radical Islam"?

Why are conservatives so damn obsessed with Islam?

June 16, 2016 3

From what we know about Omar Mateen, this massacre was not an act of Islamic State-sponsored terrorism.

Did the <em>Herald Sun</em> incite hatred against Muslims?

Did the Herald Sun incite hatred against Muslims?

June 2, 2016 8

The Herald Sun has had to defend itself against claims it breached the Victorian Racial and Religious Tolerance Act.

Rundle: Islam does not need a reformation, but the West might

December 17, 2015 14

Violent fundamentalism does not come out of Islamic nations. It comes out of Islamic nations that have been violently occupied by Western powers.

Tony Abbott’s alliance of interests with Islamic State

December 9, 2015 30

Tony Abbott's attacks on Islam and demands for more military intervention in the Middle East reflect how advocates of the War on Terror have the same agenda as the people they want to fight.

Breed, (white, rich) women of Australia!

November 10, 2015 9

There is a baby drought! Except it seems to be a drought of a very particular kind of baby ...

Tax ’em where it hurts

Tax ’em where it hurts

November 9, 2015 5

Crikey readers discuss tax policy and other issues of the day.