Islam in Indonesia

The following stories deal with the subject of the Islamic religion in Indonesia, contemporary understandings of it and the effects of Islam on society and politics.

Top Tweeter: Fahira Idris

August 30th, 2010, 3 Comments

The world's most inspiring 'tweeter' is Fahira Idris it seems; her battles with FPI leader Habib Rizieq.

Ramadan Quizzes & Sinetron

August 3rd, 2010, 5 Comments

The onslaught of Ramadan religiosity on television approaches; the mixture of consumerism and faith.

Sex Change Operations, etc

July 29th, 2010, 17 Comments

A new round of fatwas from the MUI, sperm donation, organ donation, sex change operations.

Koko Liem vs Anton Medan

July 18th, 2010, 16 Comments

Chinese celebrity preacher Koko Liem hits the big time; brawler Anton Medan unhappy.

Garut Ahmadiyah

July 18th, 2010, 19 Comments

Looking for deviants in unlikely places, the pursuit of Ahmadiyah in backwoods West Java.

Legalized Gambling & Casinos

July 12th, 2010, 22 Comments

Legalised gambling in Indonesia a boon to state revenue or creator of social misery.

Obama Anak Menteng

July 1st, 2010, 43 Comments

"Obama Anak Menteng" a new film on the Jakarta childhood days of the US president.

Trousers off for Women

May 26th, 2010, 265 Comments

The wearing of trousers, jeans, or any tight clothing becomes illegal for women in West Aceh.

BPK Penabur in Cisarua, Bogor

April 29th, 2010, 55 Comments

A Christian short stay type complex in Cisarua, Bogor is burned to the ground by the 'Puncak Line'.

Marriage Age for Girls

March 30th, 2010, 183 Comments

How young can girls be married, NU issues fatwa allowing for marriage below the age of consent.