11:23 pm January 22, 2015 | 5 Comments
While security analysts in Indonesia have voiced support for US President Barack Obama’s recent remarks calling on the world’s help in combating terrorism, a close reading of domestic experts’ remarks suggests some nuances of Washington’s call to action may have been lost on Indonesian audiences.
6:21 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Under Indonesian law, the minimum age of marriage for girls is a tender 16 years; for boys, the minimum is 19. Because of this age disparity and the dangerously low age requirement for teen girls, young women in Indonesia face health risks that range from complications in pregnancy to gender-based violence, both of which […]
12:44 pm January 21, 2015 | 3 Comments
More than 300 officers from the Jakarta Police on Wednesday were dispatched to secure a hearing in the case of members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI).
2:14 pm January 15, 2015 | 18 Comments
Indonesia's religious affairs minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin released a statement on Thursday addressing the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, saying "the shooting should be a lesson from every party."
12:59 am January 13, 2015 | 21 Comments
The hypothetical clash between Islam versus the West as forecast by American political scientist Samuel P. Huntington seems to be gaining new life in the wake of last week’s killing spree in Paris, and amid growing concerns over extremist group Islamic State’s spreading influence.
12:38 am January 9, 2015 | 20 Comments
Indonesia has condemned an attack on the officeices of a French satirical weekly in Paris on Wdnesday that left 12 people dead, and expressed its support of the French government’s attempts to bring the perpetrators to justice.
7:00 am January 7, 2015 | 4 Comments
Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization, the Nahdlatul Ulama, says it is ready to mediate talks between the Bogor administration and the GKI Yasmin congregation over the sealing of a church in Bogor.
12:14 am December 29, 2014 | 26 Comments
The absence of major cases of violence stemming from religious intolerance in Indonesia this year by no means indicates that the issue has been resolved. Observers noted that political euphoria during Indonesia’s election year has diverted many sentiments of intolerance to the political arena, while poor law enforcement is still considered a main culprit behind lingering, if not growing intolerance.
10:20 am December 28, 2014 | 12 Comments
Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the Shariah police would raid them at any moment.
7:47 pm December 26, 2014 | 39 Comments
Vice President Jusuf Kalla has declared Indonesia the most tolerant Muslim-majority country in the world, in a Christmas Day message that came as authorities in Bogor, south of Jakarta, threatened to tear down a church.
12:32 pm December 26, 2014 | 9 Comments
An Indonesian national fighting in the Middle East warns the nation's security forces that the Islamic State movement is happy to "slaughter" them "one by one" as part of its attempt to implement Shariah law.
1:50 pm December 25, 2014 | 2 Comments
Christmas is being celebrated at thousands of churches across Indonesia without any problems, the chief of National Police said on Thursday.
1:58 pm December 24, 2014 | No Comment
Even as someone claiming to speak on behalf of the Islamic State movement threatened to detonate a number of bombs in Bogor, the chief of National Police said he could guarantee the security of the Indonesia's Christians during the holiday season.