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.

Youth Political & Religious Affiliation

February 6th, 2006, 12 Comments

A study of youth political & religious affiliation.

Indonesian Newspaper Website Cartoons

February 4th, 2006, 3 Comments

Indonesian newspaper Rakyat Merdeka's website publishes the Muhammad cartoons.

Prophet Muhammad Cartoons

February 1st, 2006, 5 Comments

The infamous Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

Pogroms in East Java 1965-66

January 10th, 2006, 7 Comments

The nature of the 1965-66 pogroms in Indonesia as they occurred in East Java province.

Sharia Compliant Banking

January 5th, 2006, 1 Comment

The sharia compliant banking sector in the country continues its rise.

Moderate Islam in Indonesia

January 4th, 2006, 10 Comments

Mohamad Abdun Nasir, a lecturer and researcher in the Mediation Center at the State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) in Mataram, Lombok, writes in the Jakarta Post (I would link to the article but Jakarta Post pages go awol after two days) about moderate Islam in Indonesia. He first posits two dangers, radicalism on the one hand, and liberalism on the other.

Disrespect For Law

December 23rd, 2005, No Comments

On the disrespecting of law in Indonesia.

Tsunami Caused by Sin

December 22nd, 2005, 41 Comments

Women may have been the cause of the Asian tsunami.

Good and Evil in Islam

December 19th, 2005, 20 Comments

Good and Evil in Islam.