Noah Movie Banned in More Muslim Countries as Indonesia and Malaysia Block Film

The Christian Post 11 April 2014
By Morgan Lee

Two more Muslim majority countries have opted to ban Darren Aronofsky's Noah, citing concerns of unrest and fear of controversies. Malaysia and Indonesia have joined the


Indonesian 'blood money' saves maid from Saudi execution

Yahoo!7 5 April 2014

Jakarta - Indonesia has agreed to pay $1.9 million to stop the impending execution of an Indonesian maid on death row in Saudi Arabia for murder, a minister said


Cleric arrested in porn case

The Jakarta Post 21 March 2014

The police have arrested Saeful Sardi, a Muslim cleric in Puncak, Cisarua, Bogor, for allegedly appearing in a pornographic video with two women thought to be school teachers


Indonesian Islamists Block Church Construction

Asia News 24 February 2014
By Mathias Hariyadi

An armed mob has occupied a plot of land owned by the Christian community Huria Kristen Batak Protestan. Raid motivated by lack of building permit. The leadership of the Hkbp


Kerry visits largest mosque in Southeast Asia

Rappler 18 February 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia – US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Southeast Asia's largest mosque during his visit to Indonesia Sunday, February 16, paying tribute to Islam in the


Hating Valentine’s

FRONTPAGE MAG 17 February 2014
By Jamie Glazov

Today, Friday, February 14, is Valentine’s Day, the sacred day that intimate companions mark to celebrate their love and affection for one another. If you’re thinking about making a study


Churches Remained Closed since December after Muslim Protests

Atlas Shrugs 14 February 2014
By Pamela Geller

Obama grew up in Indonesia. Registered at school as a Muslim, and studied quran. Are you surprised that Islamic supremacism spread like wildfire under his regime?


The Elephant in the ‘Christian Persecution’ Room

FrontPage Magazine 21 January 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

Open Doors USA recently released its widely cited 2014 World Watch List—a report that highlights and ranks the 50 worst nations around the globe persecuting Christians.


Slain Terror Suspects Planned US Embassy Attack: Police

Jakarta Globe 6 January 2014

Six suspected terrorists killed in a New Year’s Eve police raid near Jakarta had planned to carry out a string of attacks targeting the US embassy, a church and Buddhist


Slain Terror Suspects Planned US Embassy Attack: Police

The Jakarta Globe 6 January 2014

Six suspected terrorists killed in a New Year’s Eve police raid near Jakarta had planned to carry out a string of attacks targeting the US embassy, a church and Buddhist


Religious Conflict Is Normal, Religious Affairs Minister Says

Jakarta Globe 19 November 2013
By Carlos Paath

Bandung. Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali said on Friday that religious tolerance in Indonesia is among the best in the world, despite some issues he said still


Muslim leader charged over bloody Philippine siege

Peninsula On-line 10 October 2013

MANILA: Fugitive Muslim leader Nur Misuari (pictured) has been charged with rebellion following bloody attacks by hundreds of his armed followers on a southern Philippine city,


Indonesia to host Miss World final amid Muslim anger 26 September 2013
By Gde Putra Wicaksana

The Miss World final takes place on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday after weeks of protests from Muslim hardliners and warnings that extremists could attack


Islamic games open in Indonesia

France 24 23 September 2013

The Islamic Solidarity Games got under way in Indonesia on Sunday despite a chaotic run-up to the event and debates over appropriate outfits for Muslim athletes. More than


Aceh Police Foil Prison Break, Shariah Officer Arrested for Hash Smuggling

Jakarta Globe 23 September 2013
By Nurdin Hasan

Banda Aceh. A Shariah Police officer was arrested Saturday night for allegedly attempting to supply hashish to a prisoner at West Aceh’s Meulaboh penitentiary while officers


Miss World opens in Indonesia after protests

El Paso Inc. 9 September 2013

The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant opened Sunday after protests by Muslim hard-liners confined the event to Indonesia's predominantly Hindu resort island of


Indonesian Muslim clerics: Cancel Miss World pageant

Religion News Service 4 September 2013
By Richard S. Ehrlich

Indonesian Muslim clerics are asking the government to cancel this month’s Miss World pageant because Islam prohibits women from publicly "exposing their bodies in a


Indonesia to host Miss World despite Muslim council objection

theSundaily 27 August 2013

JAKARTA: The Miss World beauty pageant will go ahead in Indonesia next month despite objections from the country's leading Islamic federation, an organizer said Tuesday.


S. Sumatra School’s Virginity Test Plan Draws Criticism

JakartaGlobe 21 August 2013
By Camelia Pasandaran

A plan by the Education Agency of Prabumulih, South Sumatra, to include virginity tests as part of its high school admission requirements has drawn the ire of legislators and


U.S. Allies Lead in Female Genital Mutilation

By Lloyd Billingsley

    UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has issued a new report on FGM/C, female genital mutilation/cutting, that raises troubling questions about the practice and the American response to it, particularly in nations such as Egypt

"Girls and women are made to have their external genitalia removed fully or partially– some when they are just infants, others when they hit puberty,” explains UNICEF, "in the

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