Stories About ‘Religion’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Religion’.

Friday Prayers & Selling Food

Monday, February 27th, 2006, by . No Comments

One small step at a time the administration of Tangerang, a satellite city of Jakarta, seeks to implement sharia law. The latest foray in this area sees the local government attempt to ban the selling of food during Friday prayers.


Bigotry in Bandung

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006, by . 16 Comments

The city of Bandung in west Java has seen, since 2004, the forced closing of about 25 churches by Muslim bigots, mainly the Islamic Defenders Front, whether working alone, or in cooperation with a bigot umbrella organisation called the Anti Apostasy Movement (AGAP). Yesterday two more churches in Bandung were targeted, the Kasih Anugerah Church and the Bethel Indonesia Church.


On the Scrapheap of History

Monday, February 20th, 2006, by . 8 Comments

The Arab-Muslim culture that has been brought to Indonesia is doomed.


Sang Timur Catholic School

Monday, February 20th, 2006, by . 2 Comments

The Sang Timur Roman Catholic school in the city of Tangerang, near Jakarta, which has about 2000 students, has been suffering constant harassment from local Muslim residents since, in October 2004, they built a wall at the main entrance to the school to prevent access.


Ahmadiyah

Friday, February 17th, 2006, by . 2 Comments

Ahmadiyah and the struggle for Indonesia.


Constitutional Court President on Sharia

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006, by . No Comments

The Constitutional Court President speaks on the sharia issue.


Aceh Public Canings

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006, by . 7 Comments

A public caning in Aceh.


Nasir Abas on Jamaah Islamiyah

Sunday, February 12th, 2006, by . 4 Comments

The following is the record of an interview conducted by the Center for Moderate Muslim Indonesia on Radio Republic Indonesia with Nasir Abas, a former member of the south-east Asia terrorist group, JI, Jamaah Islamiyah. The translation is from CMMI, awful, I tried to clean it up a bit.


The Clash of Christianity & Islam

Saturday, February 11th, 2006, by . 2 Comments

At a news conference in Jakarta the chairman of Muhammadiyah, which is a modernist Islamic social group with about 25 million members, Din Syamsuddin, said that religious harmony was difficult in Indonesia because Christianity and Islam were by nature proselytising faiths and naturally collided with each other.


Padang, Sumatra Sharia Laws

Thursday, February 9th, 2006, by . 1 Comment

Sharia laws in Padang, Sumatra.


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