Indonesia

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

 

Indonesia arrests four Turks over links to Islamic State

The Times of Israel 16 September 2014

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s anti-terrorism police have arrested four Turks suspected of being linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, a spokesman said on Sunday. The elite

 

ISIS IN ACTION: Photos of Islamic State savagery the media will not show you (WARNING: Very Graphic)

BareNakedIslam 11 September 2014

You’ve seen a lot of these photos already at BNI. Here are some more. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words…

 

Borobudur, Islamists target Indonesia’s most important Buddhist temple

AsiaNews 26 August 2014
By Mathias Hariyadi

The complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, risks being destroyed like the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Authorities strengthen security measures. Citizens invited to participate in the

 

The Arab Empire

National Review Online 25 August 2014
By Josh Gelernter

A map has circulated showing the Islamic State’s five-year plan: a caliphate that stretches from the Iberian peninsula to western China, including all of India, north Africa,

 

ISIS raises cash in Indonesia for Iraqi jihad

Money Jihad 4 July 2014

Time reports that it’s legal to raise money for terrorism in Indonesia. Al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is taking advantage of this by fundraising openly around the capital.

 

Christians "Most Persecuted Group in World"

Gatestone Institute 25 June 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

The most historic and emblematic sign of Muslim persecution of Christians returned in February: Christians in Raqqa, Syria, under the occupation of the Islamic State of Iraq

 

Indonesia Destroying Churches as Islamist Influence Grows

The Clarion Project 11 June 2014
By Ryan Mauro

Churches are being shut down in Indonesia at a rate of 40 per year, according to an Indonesian think-tank promoting religious tolerance. Despite its reputation for moderation,

 

Dubai Islamic Bank to buy Indonesian bank stake

Peninsula On-line 20 May 2014

DUBAI: Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) will purchase a 25 percent stake in Indonesian Islamic lender Bank Panin Syariah, it said on Monday, as the United Arab Emirates-based bank

 

Bekasi’s Embattled Ahmadiyah Mosque Sealed Once Again

The Jakarta Globe 19 May 2014
By Camelia Pasandaran & SP/Mikael Niman

Jakarta. The municipal government of Bekasi, West Java on Friday resealed a mosque belonging to members of the beleaguered Ahmadiyah religious movement after officials noticed

 
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