By drawing stricter boundaries between what is ‘Islamic’ and ‘un-Islamic’, and between who is ‘Malay’ and ‘non-Malay’, the anxiety about 'Malay unity' is addressed in a post-May 9 Malaysia.
The GE14 result reflects PAS' enduring influence, yet the PH parties together with IKRAM and ABIM offer a viable ‘Islamic alternative’ for pious Muslim voters. Can PAS expand its support base in urban areas, and might Amanah make further inroads into the east coast PAS heartland?
Political Islam at GE14 isn't just a race between parties as democratisation throws up alliances and fractures to define Muslim society.
The Najib government needs to win new legitimacy at GE14 if it's to juggle Malay, Islamic, and royal claims, amid a restive East Malaysia.
An interesting event discussing the implementation of Hudud in Malaysia.
In response to recent developments, Clive Kessler - in three articles - explores the history and relationship of Islam, violence and Southeast Asia.
Timothy Daniels provides a response to Clive Kessler's article noting that context is important in understanding the basis of religious violence.
Only Allah knows why those who seek the "Truth" in Islam often have ominous ends.