Stories About ‘Sumatra’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Sumatra’.

No Bakso in Ambon (& Padang)

Thursday, September 28th, 2006, by . 25 Comments

The law in Ambon city enforces respect for Muslim customs, as it does in Padang, West Sumatra.

Jamiyatul Islamiyah

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006, by . 4 Comments

Theocracy in action in West Sumatra as the city government of Padang teams up with the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), and the mob, to close down a mosque used by the heretics of the Jamiyatul Islamiyah.

House-Church Burning

Saturday, September 9th, 2006, by . 25 Comments

A house used as a church in Aceh was burned to the ground by a mob.

Female Circumcision

Thursday, August 31st, 2006, by . 235 Comments

The Ulema Council, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), says female circumcision is necessary for Muslims.

Salaried Holy Men

Sunday, August 20th, 2006, by . 9 Comments

Muslim clerics in West Sumatra are to be provided with a salary by the provincial government.

Lebanese Jihad

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006, by . 18 Comments

The plans of some militant Muslims to go to fight in Lebanon and the government’s and others’ reactions to them.

MP’s Denounce Sharia Laws

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006, by . 2 Comments

Pressure on the existence of sharia type laws in the provinces grows as fifty-six members of parliament in Jakarta demand their annulment.

Certificates in Quran Understanding

Friday, May 26th, 2006, by . 4 Comments

Students wishing to enter junior high schools in Padang, Sumatra, must in future provide a certificate that proves their ability to read and write in Arabic.

Eighteen Regencies Sharia Bound

Thursday, May 4th, 2006, by . 2 Comments

Syafi’i Anwar, of the International Centre for Islam and Pluralism (ICIP), remarks on the growing demand for sharia based law in provincial areas of Indonesia.

Mystical Islam in Medan

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006, by . No Comments

The Babur Ridho religious school in Medan, north Sumatra, is accused of deviant, mystical, Islamic teachings. The Indonesian Ulema Council, always vigilant against anything that smells of heresy, is investigating.

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