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Indonesian School Head Charged With Blasphemy Over Unorthodox Teachings

Indonesian School Head Charged With Blasphemy Over Unorthodox Teachings

By Sebastian Strangio
Panji Gumilang, 77, heads a school where women are allowed to preach and pray alongside men.

UN Says Indonesia’s Revised Penal Code to Have Sweeping Rights Impacts

UN Says Indonesia’s Revised Penal Code to Have Sweeping Rights Impacts

By Sebastian Strangio
The revised code passed by parliament last week is likely to radically reorient the relationship between rulers and ruled.
Indonesia Set to Pass Controversial New Criminal Code This Month

Indonesia Set to Pass Controversial New Criminal Code This Month

By Sebastian Strangio
The code will outlaw sex and cohabitation before marriage, and ban insults against the president and state institutions.

In Indonesia, a Rising Tide of Religious Intolerance

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.

Indonesian Girls Are Under Pressure to Wear the Hijab

Indonesian Girls Are Under Pressure to Wear the Hijab

By Ana Salvá
Pressures on women to follow Islamic dress codes are increasing. That paves the way for further restrictions on girls and women, experts say.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Is Abu Bakar Bashir Really Walking Away From Violent Extremism?

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.

The Somad Affair and Singapore’s Battle Against Religious Extremism

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

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

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

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

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

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."

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