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Roundtable Discussion on “Is Islam A Religion of Peace?”

November 28, 2014

Date: Sunday, 7 December 2014 Time: 11AM – 1PM Venue: Nottingham University, Level 2, Chulan Tower, Kuala Lumpur Registration: The insurgence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or simply the Islamic State (IS) group in the Middle […]

Pubic Intellectual Talk: Developing A Philosophy of Pluralism

November 28, 2014

Date: Tuesday, 9 December 2014 Time: 2-5PM Venue: Wawasan Open University, Georgetown, Penang Registration: Philosophy of pluralism to be a norm in the society requires a favorable environment for its members to work on certain personal qualities. Existence of pluralism […]

Reading Session on “Has Political Islam Failed?”

November 28, 2014

Date: Sunday 7 December Time: 4PM – 6PM Venue: Graha Pemuda, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur Registration: The “Arab Spring’ that opened a door for Islamists to come to power through ballot boxes posed a serious challenge to the ideology behind those […]

Symposium on Countering Violent Extremism

November 28, 2014

Date: Saturday 6 December 2014 Time: 9 AM – 5PM Venue: Studio R, Renaissance Hotel, KL Registration: Islamism is thought to be a product of the failure of authoritarian nationalist governments and the socio-economic imbalance that has been exacerbated by […]

Loss of Ennahda a Lesson to Muslim Democrats

November 4, 2014 by Ahmad Farouk Musa

Perhaps the most interesting event that has happened in the Muslim world recently is the rise and fall of Hizbun Nahdah or The Renaissance Party of Tunisia. To many Islamists around the world today, Ennahda is a model of a […]

Undang-undang Negara dan Paksaan Agama – Bahagian II

October 24, 2014 by Hazman Baharom

Negara dan Pelaksanaan Undang-undang “Covenants, without the Sword, are but Words, and of no strength to secure a man at all”[1] [Thomas Hobbes dalam Leviathan] Pelaksanaan undang-undang dan proses pemerintahan negara adalah proses paksaan, sekurang-kurangnya secara prinsipnya. Tanpa wujud paksaan […]

Undang-undang Negara dan Paksaan Agama – Bahagian I

October 23, 2014 by Hazman Baharom

“Individuals have rights, and there are things no person or group may do to them (without violating their rights). So strong and far-reaching are these rights that they raise the question of what, if anything, the state and its officials […]