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Boko Haram: “If it can happen in Nigeria, it can happen here in Pakistan”

Boko Haram: “If it can happen in Nigeria, it can happen here in Pakistan”

More than three weeks after the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from the northern Nigerian town of Chibok by Boko Haram (BH), an Islamist militant group, the world is finally awake to the tragedy. Zofeen Ebrahim reports

Media must end its love affair with religious censors

Media must end its love affair with religious censors

A media that paints puritans and fanatics as mainstream forfeits its right to condemn them, writes Alex Gabriel

Islam and feminism: A battle of viewpoints

Islam and feminism: A battle of viewpoints

Women of all religions can push for gender equality, writes Morgan Meaker.

Indonesia’s democracy is no guarantee to freedom of faith

Indonesia’s democracy is no guarantee to freedom of faith

In the run up to this year's elections, Indonesia's politicians would have you believe that religious freedom is not a problem for the world's largest Muslim population country. Endy Bayuni reports

Pakistan’s religious kidnappings: Forced conversions and marriages

Pakistan’s religious kidnappings: Forced conversions and marriages

An increase in kidnappings of Hindu girls who are then coerced to embrace Islam and forced to marry has raised concerns in Pakistan, Zofeen Ebrahim writes

Religion rules in Russia

Religion rules in Russia

From the magazine: Why does freedom of religion and belief continue to cause conflict in post-Soviet Russia? Alexander Verkhovsky looks at the new blasphemy act and its implications for freedom of expression

Opinion: Hate speech should be challenged not silenced

Opinion: Hate speech should be challenged not silenced

Tennessee Department of Justice Attorney William Killian has recently raised eyebrows for suggesting that anti-Muslim messages online could be prosecuted under federal laws. Sara Yasin questions if his approach will help anyone

Moroccan atheist Imad Habib hiding from police

Moroccan atheist Imad Habib hiding from police

Moroccan atheist Imad Eddin Habib is now on the run, after police began searching for him last week. Habib told Irshad Manji‘s Moral Courage TV that officers confronted his father, asking him to bring an end to his son’s activism. Habib is the founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims in Morocco,

US report names ‘worst’ violators of religious freedom

Index on Censorship: US report calls out 15 nations for violations of religious freedom.

Bangladesh rejects call for blasphemy law, but atheist bloggers still detained

Padraig Reidy: Bangladesh rejects call for blasphemy law, but atheist bloggers still detained

Religion and free speech: it’s complicated

Religion and free speech: it’s complicated

For centuries, free speech and religion have been cast as opponents. Index looks at the complicated relationship between religion and free speech

Censoring Saint Valentine

Censoring Saint Valentine

Daisy Williams: Censoring Saint Valentine

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