Indonesia

Sultans of bling: Gem-encrusted wedding for Brunei prince

Telegraph.co.uk 13 April 2015
By Colin Freeman

Brunei's Prince Abdul Malik, 31, exchanged vows with Dayangku Raabi’atul 'Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah, 22, in a lavish celebration in which both bride and groom wear gold

 

Does the fatwa on homosexuals in Indonesia matter?

The Conversation AU 7 April 2015

Talking about religion and homosexuality can be like mixing water with oil. They don’t go well together.Discourses on homosexuality are part of religion’s long history, particularly

 

Authorities seize schoolbook that praises Islamic radicalism

Asia News 26 March 2015

The Religious Affairs Ministry banned the distribution of an Islamic religious textbook for high school grades that contain radical religious notions. Alarm bells were set off after

 

Islam's Troubled Historic Record and Dome of the Rock

Right Side News 16 March 2015
By Tom Wallace and Shahram Hadian

Today, with Dr. Janosik's help, we are going to share a different perspective on the history of Islam. Those of you who follow this ministry are familiar with the traditional teachings on the

 

Blasphemy Law in Indonesia sows radicalization: Experts

AsiaOne Asia News 4 March 2015
By Fedina S. Sundaryani

Experts have warned that implementation of the Blasphemy Law could lead to the radicalization of Muslims. Tobias Basuki, a political analyst from Jakarta-based Centre for Strategic and

 

• Historical Documentation: The Jihad That Led to the Crusades

Center for the Study of Political Islam 12 February 2015
By Dr. Bill Warner

Obama’s remarks about the evil of the Crusades, needs to be factually examined in detail. Here is such a list: 0355 After removing a Roman temple from the site (possibly the

 

Why the Crusades Began

Citizen Warrior 6 February 2015

About 450 years before the first crusade began, a new religion was born in the Middle East. At the time, the Middle East was mostly made up of Christians and Jews. Before

 

Islamic Terrorism: The Taboo Topic

Gatestone Institue 28 January 2015
By Uzay Bulut

The political violence of the Koran is eternal and universal. The political violence of the Bible was for that particular historical time and place. This is the vast difference between Islam and

 

No New Year’s fun: Indonesian city bans celebrations under Sharia law

RT 5 January 2015

Thousands of fireworks and party favors have been snatched up in the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh after local authorities began enforcing a fatwa banning New Year’s Eve celebrations

 

Jakarta Post Editor’s Blasphemy Case ‘Under Review’: Police

Jakarta Globe 17 December 2014
By Dominic Diongson

Hints emerged on Monday the police may be softening their stance in the blasphemy investigation against The Jakarta Post’s chief editor, Meidyatama Suryodiningrat. Although the

 

Indonesia Conducts Virginity Tests on Female Police Recruits

Clarion Project 20 November 2014

A new report by Human Rights Watch states that the Indonesian government conducts virginity tests as part of the application process to join the police force. The

 

Ex-judge sent to jail for Hizb-ut link

bdnews24 10 November 2014

A former assistant judge of Feni court, identified as a leader of banned outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir, has been sent to jail after he surrendered. Sheikh Omar Sharif, who was allegedly

 

Muslims told to avoid interfaith marriage

The Jakarta Post 26 October 2014

Representatives of Muhammadiyah, one of the largest Muslim organizations in the country, testified on Wednesday at the Constitutional Court that Islam did not recognize

 

Indonesian woman admits ordering hit on British hubby

The Rakyat Post 23 October 2014

The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said on

 

Briton found dead with throat slashed in Bali: Police

AsiaOne 22 October 2014

The body of a British man was found Tuesday tied up in a ditch with his throat slashed on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, police said. Local residents found the man,

 

• Existential fears of Buddhists in embattled Burma and Buddhist nations

LankaWeb 29 September 2014
By Shenali D Waduge

Why has it become customary to view affairs only from the lens of Christian West nations and through their communication channels? If the world can ask ‘why is the world

 

Special Edition: Learning about Women in Indonesia

The WomanStats Project Blog 27 September 2014
By Dr. Chad Emmett

The seventh annual International Indonesia Forum Conference was recently held in the West Java city of Bandung. This year’s cosponsor of the conference was the State Islamic

 

The Islamic State Comes to Indonesia

Foreign Policy 22 September 2014
By Jon Emont

JAKARTA, Indonesia — One day in July, worshippers gathered in a small mosque on the outskirts of Malang, a mid-sized Indonesian city, to learn about the achievements of the

 

That so-called "moderate” Muslim country where young boys learn how to beat a man to death

Bare Naked Islam 19 September 2014

With the world’s largest Muslim population, Indonesia is where Barack Hussein Obama attended a madrassa for several years as a child. I wonder if he learned how to do this?

 

The Islamic State Comes to Indonesia

Foreign Policy 19 September 2014
By Joe Emont

One day in July, worshippers gathered in a small mosque on the outskirts of Malang, a mid-sized Indonesian city, to learn about the achievements of the latest Sunni insurgency

 
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