Follow @TheCircumvent “And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, ‘Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Coconuts Jakarta, October 5, 2017. Misinformation may be among the biggest threats to children’s health in Depok, West Java, as officials are lamenting the spread of fake news and hoax stories they believe are contributing to a decrease… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent NewNowNext, September 30, 2017. Indonesia’s House of Representatives is set to pass a law that will ban all LGBT characters from television programs broadcast in the country, the Jakarta Post reports. “We can’t allow LGBT behavior on TV. It is… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Straits Times, September 19, 2017. Indonesia’s national police plan to get 15,000 more pistols to ensure officers are armed and are able to protect themselves amid threats against them from terrorists. The 375 billion rupiah (S$38 million) proposal,… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent (The Australian, September 11): The public caning, which took place outside the city’s grand mosque after Friday prayers in the city of Lhokseumawe last week, drew a large crowd of observers. Local media reported that the caning had… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent [ISIS’s] goal of establishing a global caliphate stands squarely within the orthodox Islamic tradition. Lots of good nuggets in here. Time, September 7, 2017. Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions,… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Reuters, September 7, 2017. Hatf Saiful Rasul was 11 years old when he told his father, a convicted Islamic militant, that he wanted to leave school and go to Syria to fight for Islamic State. The boy was… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent The Jakarta Post, September 6, 2017. The Jakarta Police are set to reopen an investigation into a case of alleged blasphemy involving University of Indonesia (UI) lecturer Ade Armando following a South Jakarta District Court ruling on Monday. The… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Coconuts Jakarta, September 4, 2017. Homosexuality is not a crime in Indonesia (except in Aceh, which is allowed to enforce its own form of sharia law), but it is often treated like one by homophobic citizens and authorities.… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent September 21: Husband sentenced as well Straits Times, August 29, 2017. A 28-year-old Indonesian woman who plotted to blow herself up outside the presidential palace in Jakarta has been sentenced to jail for 7-1/2 years, the first time… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Daily Mail Online, August 25, 2017. Ten Indonesians were were sentenced to up to 100 lashes of the whip for adultery in Banda Aceh under the brutal Sharia law. The beatings occurred in Aceh, which is the only… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Coconuts, August 24, 2017. Dian Rositaningrum has suddenly, and unwillingly, become one of the most famous critics of polygamy in Indonesia. That status was earned the moment she alleged that her husband, Islamic worship music artist Opick (whose… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent AFP, August 22, 2017. An Indonesian housewife has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for insulting Islam, an official said Tuesday, the latest conviction under the country’s controversial blasphemy law. Siti Aisyah, 47, was… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Amazing how imams and clerics, ones who study the Qur’an and teach others to do so, misunderstand Islam so much. AFP, August 22, 2017. A jailed Indonesian cleric has been named as a suspect in a suicide bomb… Continue Reading
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
Follow @TheCircumvent Channel NewsAsia, August 10, 2017. In the early hours of Jun 25 this year, as Indonesia ushered in the holy Eid Fitr celebrations, two men scaled the fence of a police headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra and shouted… Continue Reading
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
Follow @TheCircumvent Coconuts Jakarta, July 25, 2017. The Lubukbasung District Court in West Sumatra yesterday sentenced a 35-year-old man named Ropi Yatsman, who was found guilty of spreading hate speech by insulting the president online, to 15 months in prison.… Continue Reading
Follow @TheCircumvent Daily Mail Online, July 15, 2017. Related: “[Mike] Pence lauded Indonesia, the largest Muslim-majority country, for ‘its tradition of moderate Islam,’ which he called ‘an inspiration to the world.’”
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Follow @TheCircumvent Reuters, July 6, 2017. Update to this story: Muslim leader urges Indonesians to boycott Starbucks over LGBT stand
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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