Day: January 27, 2012

Holy bans only

While in a Karachi park a frenzied, self-righteous TV show host chased couples out on a date filming them without their consent last week, in Lahore the Punjab assembly passed a resolution seeking a blanket ban on music concerts in educational institutions. Both are despicable acts of moral policing in a country which […]

Hollande stresses fiscal fairness.

France 24. Two days after US President Barack Obama put tax reform at the heart of his re-election campaign, France’s Socialist nominee François Hollande pledged to raise levies on banks, big firms, and the rich to plough the country out of debt. Hollande’s plans include scrapping a host of tax […]

Holy bans only

Dawn: While in a Karachi park a frenzied, self-righteous TV show host chased couples out on a date filming them without their consent last week, in Lahore the Punjab assembly passed a resolution seeking a blanket ban on music concerts in educational institutions. Both are despicable acts of moral policing […]

Drunk on Religion

Religion, juggernauts and the street violence Moh Yasir Alimi, The Jakarta Post: The fatal car crash in Gambir, Central Jakarta, on Sunday gives us a vivid illustration that can help us understand the nature of religious freedom in Indonesia. A driver, intoxicated after consuming alcohol and crystal methamphetamine, has been […]