Indonesia: Muslim groups force Christian church to cancel Reformation celebration for fears of evangelizing

Follow @TheCircumvent Prime time Muslim tolerance of other faiths. Christian Daily, October 28, 2017. A Christian church in Indonesia has been forced to cancel its Reformation celebration after a Muslim group complained that they could be planning to evangelize to… Continue Reading

Top Indonesian Muslim scholar: ‘Stop pretending that extremism and terrorism have nothing to do with Islam’

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

Indonesia: Police to reopen blasphemy case against professor for ‘Allah is not Arabic’ Facebook post

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

Indonesia: Wife of Islamic worship musician criticizes polygamy after her husband marries her best friend behind her back

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

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