Day: June 8, 2014

Hate speech gains acceptance

Dawn: A SMALL-SCALE survey conducted by the online freedom of expression group Bytes for All of hate speech in social media used and frequented by Pakistanis has produced some disturbing, though not unexpected, results. Over 91pc of nearly 600 respondents surveyed claimed to have come across hate speech online and […]

Preacher declares war on pluralism

Jakarta Post: Preacher Ja’far Umar Thalib whose followers have been linked to alleged religion-based conflict, told Muslims in a Yogyakarta mosque on Sunday evening to declare war on pluralism. Speaking at a tablig (gathering) entitled Muslims Unite for Developed Indonesia at Masjid Gedhe grand mosque in Kauman, Ja’far lambasted pluralism […]