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2016/07/27 | Shuhei Omi

UNIQLO Hijab: Giving Taiwan's Muslims Choices in Mainstream Apparel

Taiwan’s Islamic community has welcomed the move by UNIQLO to supply 'modest fashion' in Taiwan, including the hijab.

2016/11/18 | Melissa Crouch

Blasphemy Charges against Ahok a Triumph for Islamists in Indonesia

'Prosecuting Ahok would fit within a broader trend over the past two decades in Indonesia of charging people who have allegedly blasphemed Islam.'

2017/05/22 | Phelim Kine

OPINION: Indonesia, Please Stop Public Flogging of Gay Men

The president should denounce punishment of 85 lashes for ‘sodomy’ in Aceh, writes Phelim Kine.

2016/08/24 | Hafiz Yatim

Malaysia's Top Court to Rule on Child Islam Conversion

Malaysia's highest court will decide whether one parent can convert a child to Islam without the other parent's consent.

2016/11/26 | Vanja Hamzić

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State'

In 'The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of the Muslim State' Iza R. Hussin traces a riveting history of Islamic law as it encounters, and is inevitably transformed by, British colonialism in Malaya, Egypt and India. It is a work of unique critical sensibilities, setting the scene for future interdisciplinary research of colonial and postcolonial Islamic law as fruitful analytical categories, finds Vanja Hamzić.

2017/06/05 | Phil Robertson

OPINION: Aung San Suu Kyi, The World is Watching Your Treatment of Religious Freedom

The international community won’t accept inaction or excuses from the Aung San Suu Kyi-led government this time.

2016/08/25 | Malaysiakini

Philippine Islamist Militants Behead Hostage

ISIS-linked Islamist militants have beheaded another hostage in the southern Philippines.

2016/12/15 | Ayunda Nurvitasari

Rampant FGM in Indonesia: Ignorance, Social Pressure Blamed

'I was six years old and I felt so afraid that I cried. I didn’t have the courage to look at it. It bled for two days, so I was treated with traditional medicine. Then I was told to bathe in the sea.'

2016/08/29 | Malaysiakini

Namewee: Don’t Go After Taiwanese Band

MV controversy: 'If you want to hold someone responsible, then let it be me alone.'

2017/01/08 | Charlotte Setijadi

Religious Freedom on Trial in Indonesia

For a country that has claimed to be a tolerant and moderate Muslim-majority democracy, the Ahok blasphemy allegation signals a regression in religious freedom and the rights of minorities.

2017/07/25 | Ayunda Nurvitasari

New Indonesian Anthology Asks People to Lighten Up About Religion

In a time when posting anything critical of religion on social media in Indonesia can land you in jail, author Feby Indirani released a collection of short stories that reflect her take on the increasingly more conservative society.

2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng

Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam

Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.

2017/08/30 | Wong Chin Huat

A Roadmap for Breaking Malaysia's 'One Party State'

With the right balance of change and continuity guided principally by a two-stage roadmap, there is hope that PH may just garner enough Malay and non-Malay voters to end UMNO’s corrupt party-state.

2016/10/19 | Edward White

Selfie Arrest Shows LGBT Criminalization ‘Snowballing’ In Indonesia

The criminalizing of LGBT activities is gaining pace in Indonesia and activists are predicting increased risks of violence.

2017/10/22 | Vedi Hadiz

Deep-rooted Problems with Democracy in Indonesia

Indonesians who tend towards secular forms of democratic politics should be aware, now more so than ever, of the historical and contemporary weakness of politically liberal (or social democratic) streams within Indonesian politics.

2016/10/25 | The Japan Times

Heading for All-Out War in Yemen

Reinvigorated diplomacy that will culminate in a power-sharing agreement is needed to halt Yemen's slide to civil war and avert a humanitarian catastrophe.

2017/01/30 | Scott Weaver

Islamic Flavors Blending Well in Taipei

More Muslim tourists means more demand for halal-certified restaurants.