The struggle of religious minorities in Indonesia

...But the Ahmadis are not alone in their struggle to practice their faith in Indonesia. Last week, a group of about 300 people from a variety of religious backgrounds staged a rally at Indonesia's parliament, demanding that their rights as citizens to freely worship, a right enshrined in the constitution, be respected. Muslims complain that … Continue reading The struggle of religious minorities in Indonesia

BBC defends decision to censor the word “Palestine”

The broadcaster claims that allowing the lyric "free Palestine" would have comprised impartiality. In a ruling on 31 January, the BBC Trust defended its decision to censor the word "Palestine" from a freestyle by rapper Mic Righteous on 1xtra in February last year. In the performance (above), he rapped: "I still have the same beliefs … Continue reading BBC defends decision to censor the word “Palestine”

British Museum to stage Hajj exhibition

Picture courtesy of Peter Sanders The world's largest exhibition on the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, is to be staged at the British Museum, it has announced. Manuscripts, diaries, historic photographs and contemporary art will be displayed to mark the annual ritual, undertaken by Muslims across the world. The museum's director, Neil MacGregor, said the … Continue reading British Museum to stage Hajj exhibition

Rageh Omaar to present The Life Of Muhammad for BBC Two

The BBC today announces The Life Of Muhammad, a three-part series presented by Rageh Omaar for BBC Two. Read more for further information In a first for British television, from the director/producer of the acclaimed Seven Wonders Of The Muslim World, Faris Kermani (Crescent Films), The Life Of Muhammad (3x60) charts the extraordinary story of … Continue reading Rageh Omaar to present The Life Of Muhammad for BBC Two