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Criticism of Islam

Hush! The stage is cleared for Islam

It's new, it's controversial and it's coming to town. Can We Talk About This?, the latest offering from Britain's DV8 Physical Theatre, broaches a number of sensitive issues concerning the Islamic faith.

Thursday, 1 September, 2011, 12:00am

The great cartoon controversy

When Flemming Rose heard four years ago that Danish cartoonists were too afraid of Muslim militants to illustrate a new children's biography of the Prophet Mohammed, he decided to put his nation's famous tolerance to the test -and got a little more than he had expected..

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Religion vs freedom of speech

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 Which editor asked artists to draw cartoons of the prophet Mohammed?

a. Hans Dahlgren

b. Salman Rushdie

c. Flemming Rose

d. Raed Hlayhel

2 Which filmmaker was murdered for his documentary about Islam's treatment of women?

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Islam defines moral principles

Islam is one of the three main religions which recognise Abraham as a prophet, along with Judaism and Christianity. These religions believe in one God, called 'Allah' in Arabic.

23 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

West attacks Islam from behind veil of ignorance

Once again, the CIA and MI6 are publishing dire warnings of the vitality of al-Qaeda. Once again, the Islamic world as a whole is being tarnished by association. US presidential contender John McCain is saying that America needs a leadership 'to confront the transcendent challenge of our time: the threat of radical Islamic terrorism'.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

God is not Great - How Religion Poisons Everything

God is not Great - How Religion Poisons Everything

by Christopher Hitchens

Twelve/Atlantic, HK$200

'Faith-based fraud' may be an apt epitaph for American TV evangelist Jerry Falwell, whose death last month gave British writer Christopher Hitchens the perfect platform from which to underscore the evils of religion.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

May 6th

May 6th

Starring: Thijs Romer, Tara Elders, Cahit Olmez

Director: Theo van Gogh

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

A twist of faith

When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini imposed a fatwa on Salman Rushdie in 1989, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was a pious 20-year-old Muslim who applauded the Iranian leader for putting a price on the apostate's head.

'All I knew was that he had insulted the Prophet and anyone who insulted the Prophet deserved to die,' recalls Hirsi Ali.

4 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The Force of Reason

The Force of Reason

by Oriana Fallaci

Rizzoli International, $156

'They are flooding all over,' Oriana Fallaci writes on the opening page, quoting Virgil on the burning of Troy, 'the city now buried into torpor and sleep and wine, the invaders.'

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Rein in your own radical preachers, America

Perhaps in ordinary circumstances, the idiotic and unwanted comment by the Reverend Pat Robertson, the prominent American cleric, might have just wafted past us like typical air pollution or loopy background noise. There are plenty of these kinds of people all over the world, not just in the United States, who make all sorts of whacko comments, to be sure. So why pick on preacher Pat?

30 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

The preacher and the president

A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines

Evangelist preacher Pat Robertson caused a stir with his call for the US government to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Who is he?

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Bush's silence deafening on assassination remarks

Assassination is not a highly regarded calling, whether it be political, gangland or even character assassination. Assassins tend to be remembered more for whom they kill than for who they were or why they did it.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Heeding the call

Assassinated Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn represented the face of a newly resurgent wave of right-wing politics in Europe. Attracting loyalty and opposition in equal measure, Fortuyn built his politics around populist themes such as stopping immigration and reducing crime.

11 May 2002 - 12:00am

Starr turn gives green to red-light show

See if you can guess who made the following comment: 'Public media should not contain explicit or implied descriptions of sex acts.

25 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Deep-seated prejudices and misconceptions

I refer to the letter by Angus M. Pearson headlined, 'Appalling breaches of basic human rights' (South China Morning Post, April 17).

4 May 1998 - 12:00am