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The Somad Affair and Singapore’s Battle Against Religious Extremism
May 31, 2022

The Somad Affair and Singapore’s Battle Against Religious Extremism

By Bilveer Singh
The city-state's recent deportation of Abdul Somad Batubara, a radical Indonesian Muslim preacher, demonstrates its intolerance for any kind of extremism.

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.
Indonesia Jails Activist Lawyer Over Islamic Radicalism
April 06, 2022

Indonesia Jails Activist Lawyer Over Islamic Radicalism

By Associated Press
Munarman, a former human rights lawyer, was the general secretary of the now-banned Islamic Defenders Front.

Opening of Indonesian Holocaust Museum Met With Islamist Backlash
February 04, 2022

Opening of Indonesian Holocaust Museum Met With Islamist Backlash

By Sebastian Strangio
The protests against the museum in Sulawesi are a sign of the disturbing persistence of anti-Semitism in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

Indonesia Imprisons Cleric for 8 Months Over COVID-19 Breaches
May 28, 2021

Indonesia Imprisons Cleric for 8 Months Over COVID-19 Breaches

By Sebastian Strangio
Over the past six months, the Indonesian government has intensified its crackdown on hardline Islamic groups.

Woman Killed After Shooting Gun at Indonesia’s Police HQ
April 01, 2021

Woman Killed After Shooting Gun at Indonesia’s Police HQ

By Niniek Karmini
Police described the 25-year-old woman as "a lone wolf with the radical ideology of the Islamic State."

Abu Bakar Bashir and the Renewed Jihadi Threat in Indonesia
January 08, 2021

Abu Bakar Bashir and the Renewed Jihadi Threat in Indonesia

By Bilveer Singh
Could the cleric's release from prison reinvigorate Indonesia's fragmented jihadi movement?
What the FPI Ban Does and Doesn’t Tell Us About Political Islam in Indonesia
January 07, 2021

What the FPI Ban Does and Doesn’t Tell Us About Political Islam in Indonesia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A focus on episodic developments detracts from the wider trends at play in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

Indonesian Police Kill 6 Supporters of Firebrand Cleric
December 08, 2020

Indonesian Police Kill 6 Supporters of Firebrand Cleric

By Associated Press
Rizieq Shihab was welcomed by tens of thousands of followers when he returned to Indonesia from exile on November 10. 

What Does Rizieq Shihab’s Return Mean for Indonesian Politics?
December 04, 2020

What Does Rizieq Shihab’s Return Mean for Indonesian Politics?

By Bilveer Singh
The firebrand's return comes at a time of Islamist political ascendancy in Indonesia.

The 2020 Delhi Riots: Implications for Southeast Asia
April 03, 2020

The 2020 Delhi Riots: Implications for Southeast Asia

By Jasminder Singh
The recent anti-Muslim riots in New Delhi have elicited a strong rebuke from Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia.
The Islamization of Indonesia’s Foreign Policy
March 07, 2020

The Islamization of Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

By Ashutosh Nagda
Indonesia’s summoning of the Indian ambassador over the Delhi riots points to a deeper trend.

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