Hong Kong's Muslims have religious freedoms they cannot enjoy elsewhere in a unique city of hybrid cultures, but have to put up with prejudice and, often, overt discrimination.Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 4:55am 3 comments
That question - "Why is there something rather than nothing?" - occupies the centre of Jim Holt's book, which is by turns a philosophical and scientific inquiry, written through a broadly personal lens.30 Sep 2012 - 4:43pm
Return Diaoyu Islands to which China?
Several letters and articles have been published in the South China Morning Post criticising the destructive and violent nature of the demonstrations on the mainland over the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands.28 Sep 2012 - 1:50am
Criminals lead '60pc' of Mexican prisons26 Sep 2012 - 9:33am
Leaders representing the city's Muslim community are confident that a protest today in Central against an American film condemned as being anti-Islamic will not erupt into riots of the kind seen across the Middle East over the past fortnight.23 Sep 2012 - 12:25pm
The Loch Ness Monster has no place in a school science curriculum, according to the head of a Hong Kong school run by the wife of an executive councillor.
It does, though, at the Eternity Christian Academy in Westlake in the US state of Louisiana - which, like the Almitas Academy in North Point, uses the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum.23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am 2 comments
Violence marred the holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Syria last month, and in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region on the mainland, the Uygur minority reported attempts by authorities to prevent fasting and praying during working hours. In Europe, Muslims are facing rising Islamophobia and support for anti-immigration policies. So, for many Muslims, Hong Kong is a peaceful refuge.23 Sep 2012 - 10:24am
The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong has taken out newpaper advertisements pressing the government to overhaul its policies on housing, education and welfare.21 Sep 2012 - 3:16am 2 comments
Shouwang Church, one of the mainland's most influential unofficial Protestant churches, has taken legal action against Beijing police for preventing its congregation from worshipping for more than a year.21 Sep 2012 - 3:29am
The Pakistani government has declared tomorrow a national holiday in honour of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and called for peaceful protests against a US-made film deemed insulting to Islam.20 Sep 2012 - 3:05am
As violent protests over a US-made film rock the Muslim world, Salman Rushdie published his account yesterday of the decade he spent in hiding while under a fatwa for his book The Satanic Verses.19 Sep 2012 - 4:22am
Indonesia is stepping up efforts to combat religious radicalism after a spate of terror-related incidents.
Vice-President Dr Boediono announced a "deradicalisation" programme involving 24 government ministries and agencies after a closed-door meeting with ministers and counter-terrorism experts.12 Sep 2012 - 4:32am
Around 500 mainly Jewish but also Christian and Muslim protesters rallied in Berlin yesterday to demand the right to circumcision following a disputed German court ruling outlawing the rite.10 Sep 2012 - 3:06am
Republican Mitt Romney has thrust God to the centre of the White House race, in a culture war strike that prompted Barack Obama's team to brand him extreme and divisive.10 Sep 2012 - 9:27am
At "Miracle Seed Sunday" in Singapore's New Creation Church last month, the pastor's sermon was preceded by PowerPoint and video presentations, and donations were overseen by auditors.10 Sep 2012 - 3:42am