Stories About ‘Sharia’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Sharia’.

‘Don’t Tell My Mother’ I’m in Indonesia

Thursday, April 5th, 2012, by . 3 Comments

An atypical travel show visits the country with the most islands, volcanoes, Muslims, orangutans... and the nicest coffee.


Trousers off for Women

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010, by . 265 Comments

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


Chinese Lion Dance

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009, by . 3 Comments

barongsaiWhether barongsai Chinese lion dancing is banned in Aceh, or just a misunderstanding.


Freedom from Ignorance

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, by . 41 Comments

State imposed religiosity and conformity, or freedom from woeful ignorance of holy texts.


Qory Sandioriva, Putri Indonesia

Monday, October 12th, 2009, by . 112 Comments

Wailing and gnashing of teeth in Aceh over the shameless Putri Indonesia 2009.


Clouds & Silver Linings

Saturday, September 19th, 2009, by . 21 Comments

Two clouds with silver linings, Tommy Suharto's bid for Golkar, and sharia stoning laws in Aceh.


Nikah Siri Marriages

Friday, April 17th, 2009, by . 30 Comments

Whether to ban "nikah siri" informal marriages, Rhoma Irama and Abu Bakar Bashir are on opposite sides.


Aceh Politics

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, by . 15 Comments

AcehWho is behind the recent violence in Aceh, and the sharia laws.


Islam on the Political Map

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, by . 45 Comments

PPPIs political Islam down and out in 2009? Islamic parties look for reasons for their failure.


Prosperous Justice Party

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, by . 26 Comments

Ross sees parallels between the Justice Party/PKS, and the PKI of old.


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