Muslim writer questions silent response to death sentence

Muslim writer Mehdi Hasan writes in The Guardian about Muslim response, or lack of, to the death sentence for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in Iran. ‘Pleas for clemency from the archbishop of Canterbury, the UK’s foreign secretary and Amnesty International, among others, have fallen on deaf ears in Tehran. Meanwhile the silence from the world’s Muslims […]

Oslo shooter ‘Christian’ label questioned

Claims have now surfaced that the supposed Facebook page for Oslo terrorist Anders Behring Breivik may have been altered to make it appear that he had conservative Christian beliefs. While the issue should not overshadow the grief and suffering of victims of the atrocity, the issue of why Breivik would act as he did is […]

AmazinGrace carries the cross in Jerusalem

The Amazing Race Australia on Monday, July 18 will feature some of the four remaining teams carrying large wooden crosses through the streets of Jerusalem as part of the episode’s challenges. Check out a preview. In a city so taut with religious and cultural tensions, it is a daring and perhaps provocative act, that recalls […]

Chinese officials float over road and around the world

Utterance more often than not tackles relatively serious and reflective issues but can’t resist the hilarity that has surrounded China’s three levitating officials inspecting roads in Huili, south-west China. The original badly doctored photo has spawned a creative range of imitations and even prompted a re-issuing of the original photos. The three men will probably […]

Jesus reigns supreme on Facebook

It’s list time at Utterance and first up is a look at the most interesting pages on Facebook, in which Jesus is a clear winner. Unofficial Facebook resource, All Facebook, records the fan numbers and interactions of dedicated Facebook pages across the globe. While noting that Justin Bieber had taken a leap forward, the site […]