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.

Obama Visit

March 17th, 2010, 51 Comments

Howling opposition and worshipful support of the visit of president Obama to Indonesia.

Bekasi Bigots

February 21st, 2010, 196 Comments

Sectarian mapping of cities to prevent conflict, as another church, in Bekasi, is closed.

Heresy Law Challenge

February 9th, 2010, 26 Comments

Constitutional Court hears case on free interpretation of religions, a human right or recipe for anarchy.

Hantu Puncak Datang Bulan

February 4th, 2010, 13 Comments

Murderous menstruating zombies in soft-porn horror flick "Hantu Puncak Datang Bulan".

Forbidden Hair Styles for Women

January 20th, 2010, 45 Comments

hairWomen's hair issues dominate discussions at an East Java clerics' meeting.

A Shadow Falls

January 12th, 2010, 31 Comments

A Shadow FallsMystics and Islamists battle it out in a Javanese village, Andrew Beatty's "A Shadow Falls".

Agus Wardoyo aka Nadia

December 29th, 2009, 11 Comments

Sex ChangeThe tabloid sensation of sex change recipient Agus Wardoyo aka Nadia Ilmira Arkadea.

Most Influential Muslim Leaders

November 30th, 2009, 10 Comments

Prominent Indonesian Muslims striding the world stage, winning prizes, and on important lists.

Depravity, Decadence & Punishment

November 29th, 2009, 73 Comments

Tifatul SembiringPunishment for sin, a minister blames disasters on depravity & corruption of Indonesians.

Doomsday 2012 Movie & MUI

November 20th, 2009, 62 Comments

Doomsday 2012 MovieObscure branches of the MUI have their 15 minutes of fame in protest at the '2012' doomsday movie.