Indonesia’s first would-be suicide bomber: ‘The blessing from ‘jihad’ could help my parents enter heaven’

Follow @TheCircumvent Australian Associated Press, August 10, 2017. A woman alleged to be Indonesia’s first would-be suicide bomber has told her trial that she believed the terror attack would help her parents “enter heaven”. Dian Yulia Novi, along with six… Continue Reading

Indonesia: Man sentenced to 2 years in jail for FB post stating that hajj no longer needs to be done in Mecca, and other blasphemies

Follow @TheCircumvent Related: Indonesia: Man sentenced to 15 months in prison for posting insults, memes about Indonesian politicians Coconuts Jakarta, July 27, 2017. Another person in Indonesia has been sentenced to 2 years in prison over an incident directly related… Continue Reading

2 police officers attacked at mosque for worshiping other gods than Allah, attacker yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’

Follow @TheCircumvent The Jakarta Post, June 30, 2017. According to the police, the two police officers were completing their prayers at Falatehan Mosque, across from the National Police headquarters in South Jakarta, when the assailant suddenly stabbed the officers using… Continue Reading