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

By Dominic Diongson on 10:37 am Dec 16, 2014 Category Crime, Front Page, News, Politics Tags: blasphemy, Islam, Jakarta Post, Meidyatama Suryodiningrat Jakarta. Hints emerged on Monday the police may be softening their stance in the blasphemy investigation against The…

Indonesian editor accused of blasphemy over IS cartoon AFP

Dawn: JAKARTA: The chief editor of a leading English-language newspaper in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been named a suspect in a blasphemy case after the publication of a cartoon about the…

Activists to meet with Indonesian president over displaced Ahmadiyya – Say the minority Muslim group’s rights have been routinely violated

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta Indonesia December 8, 2014 Human rights activists said Monday they will be pushing President Joko Widodo to find a solution to the Ahmadiyya refugee situation during a…

Indonesia: Activists to meet with president over displaced Ahmadiyya

Source: ucanews.com HR activists say the minority Muslim group’s rights have been routinely violated Human rights activists said Monday they will be pushing President Joko Widodo to find a solution to the…

Religion as a political game: rising intolerance in Indonesia

Source: opendemocracy.net Indonesia’s rising religious intolerance stems from a political pact… The new president, Joko Widodo, must stop the violence before it’s too late. Bahasa Indonesia In Indonesia, religious intolerance on the…

Ahmadiyya point of view to be respected.

Ahmadis interpret about the existence of a prophet after Prophet Muhammad. The interpretation is contrary to the interpretation of Sibi Muslims who form the majority of Muslims in Indonesia. This…

Muslim clerics gather in Iran to discuss how to counter terrorism

Clerics from 80 countries plan how to combat extremist groups including ISIS The Huffington Post: Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran’s holy city of Qom…

FIRST NON-MUSLIM TO BE SWORN IN AS JAKARTA GOVERNOR

The secular country of 240 million people has seen a rise in attacks over the last decade against Christians, Shia Muslims and members of Ahmadiyah, a small Islamic sect. Deputy Governor…

5 Common Myths about Islam Propagated by the Media

by Luis Durani In the last several months, we have seen a large rise in anti-Muslim sentiments expressed especially among commentators and the news media. Since 9/11, Islam has become…

Indonesia drafts the protection of religious communities bill for tolerance

The new bill will allow all religious groups to perform religious teachings in public. Fresh from allowing citizens to leave the religion column on their ID cards blank, the government…

MONEY LOGGING – Rooting out corruption in the forests of Borneo

By Thomas Stephens SWISSINFO.CH NOV 5, 2014 – 17:00 Corruption is the driving force behind the destruction of the Malaysian rainforests and the displacement of indigenous people, according to a…

Indonesia: Religious Intolerance & Sectarian Violence

Source: globalindonesianvoices.com | By: Global Indonesian Voices GIVnews.com - Indonesia, a spectacular archipelago of over 13,000 islands, is a country that boasts a vast religious landscape, defined by its blasphemy law that provides equal official…

Indonesia: Minister Promises Bill to Protect Religious Minorities

Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin says all Indonesians should be allowed to follow and practice their own beliefs, free from persecution. (Antara Photo/Mohamad Hamzah)   Jakarta. The lone minister to…

Editorial: Lukman and Jokowi — A Force for Change- for Minorities

By Jakarta Globe on 12:50 am Oct 31, 2014 President Joko Widodo’s decision to retain Lukman Hakim Saifuddin as minister of religious affairs may have been a concession to the minister’s party,…

Indonesian religious aides ‘drafting law’ to shield minorities

Miko Morelos Thursday, October 30 2014 The government of newly-elected Indonesian President Joko Widodo says it has begun the groundwork for ensuring protection of minorities in the country. Indonesia’s religious…

Indonesia: Displaced Ahmadis hope for change after Jokowi’s inauguration

Source: thejakartapost.com The inauguration of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Jusuf Kalla as the Indonesian president and vice president for 2014-2019 has brought hope to displaced Ahmadis, who have been living at…

Indonesian officials ordered to pay for second wife

MATARAM, An Indonesian district has ordered male civil servants to pay Sh5000 ($80) to marry a second wife to crack down on polygamy, officials said Wednesday, but activists criticised it…

Malaysia: “Islamic conservatism spells bad news for Muslims” says banned Indonesian scholar

Source: themalaymailonline.com He has spoken out against the religious edicts issued by Indonesia’s top Islamic council of clerics, including a prohibition for Muslims to offer Christmas greetings to Christians, and his…

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