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In Indonesia, a Rising Tide of Religious Intolerance
October 12, 2022

In Indonesia, a Rising Tide of Religious Intolerance

By Laura Arman
Despite its official motto of "unity in diversity," the country is becoming increasingly inhospitable for members of religious minorities.

Is Abu Bakar Bashir Really Walking Away From Violent Extremism?
August 31, 2022

Is Abu Bakar Bashir Really Walking Away From Violent Extremism?

By Bilveer Singh
The former JI leader recently pledged his loyalty to the Indonesian state, but there are reasons to question the sincerity of his conversion.
Indonesia’s Mosque Loudspeakers Continue to Spark Controversy
April 27, 2022

Indonesia’s Mosque Loudspeakers Continue to Spark Controversy

By A’an Suryana
Indonesian government attempts to regulate the azan, or Islamic call to prayer, continue to inflame religious sentiments.

Islamic Schools and Girls’ Education in Indonesia: Lessons for the Taliban
October 26, 2021

Islamic Schools and Girls’ Education in Indonesia: Lessons for the Taliban

By M Niaz Asadullah
Indonesia has shown that education based on Islamic precepts is not incompatible with the expansion of education to girls and women.

Indonesia Bans Mandatory Religious Attire in Schools
February 05, 2021

Indonesia Bans Mandatory Religious Attire in Schools

By Sebastian Strangio
The move followed a social media outcry about high school students in West Sumatra being forced to wear the Muslim hijab.

Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws
September 22, 2020

Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws

By Desi Hanara
Instead of criminalizing blasphemy, Indonesia should focus on penalizing incitement to discrimination, hostility, and violence.

Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws in the Headlines With Acquittal
February 06, 2020

Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws in the Headlines With Acquittal

By Associated Press
An Indonesian woman was acquitted of blasphemy charges for taking a dog into a mosque.
The Changing Face of Indonesian Islam
December 24, 2019

The Changing Face of Indonesian Islam

By Carter Banker
Hijrah movements are flourishing on Indonesian campuses, worrying some proponents of Indonesia’s more moderate traditions.

Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?
January 28, 2019

Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?

By Nithin Coca
The two Southeast Asian states might be the best hope for pressure from the Islamic world.

Want 4 Wives? In Indonesia, There’s an App for That
November 02, 2017

Want 4 Wives? In Indonesia, There’s an App for That

By Ana Salvá
A new social media app, along with high-profile practitioners, has Indonesia talking about polygamy.

What Obama’s Indonesia Trip Revealed About His Post-Presidency
July 06, 2017

What Obama’s Indonesia Trip Revealed About His Post-Presidency

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The ex-president has been spreading a broader message that has sometimes gotten lost in the headlines.
Under the Radar: Indonesia’s Relations with Algeria
April 13, 2017

Under the Radar: Indonesia’s Relations with Algeria

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Indonesia-Algeria ties have a long history, and today center on economics and counter-extremism.

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