As a general rule, I found, a constitution says more about where a country is coming from—which bits of history it wants to celebrate, and which bits it wants to flee from or avoid—than about how the nation is now, or where it wants to go.
The long-neglected Jewish burial plot within the Varzea municipal cemetery in the islands’ capital Praia has been restored with financial help from Morocco’s King Mohammed VI.
Though Pakistan was established as a state for Muslims, the original vision of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was of a place of tolerance and inclusion.
“You are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the state,” he said in speech in August 1947.
Irshad Manji and the New Face of Islam
Attacks on Christians in the south Indian state of Karnataka are being reported almost every other day.
For a country steeped in Buddhism, Myanmar is accruing terrible karmic debts.
South Asia Analysis Group, Paper No. 5450, 5-Apr-2013 Guest Column: Dr Kumar David
US Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Rashad Hussain “discussed the importance of rejecting the use of violence and promoting human rights, including religious freedom, for all Bahrainis.”
Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority is being targeted by hardline Buddhists.