Strange Islam

Aug 25th, 2006, by Patung, 13 comments

Hasyim Muzadi warns the Islamic faithful to be on guard against weird religious teachings.

Pluralism on the Wane

Aug 18th, 2006, by Patung, 5 comments

An overview of the tolerance situation in Indonesia today.

Sex Segregation in Schools

Aug 15th, 2006, by Patung, 4 comments

A regency in the west of Java has ordered that boys and girls be taught in separate classrooms, in co-ed schools.

Nationalism Wanes

Aug 10th, 2006, by Patung, 3 comments

An analyst says Indonesians are losing their sense of nationalism.

Infotainment Gossip Shows

Aug 8th, 2006, by Patung, no comments

The Nahdlatul Ulama’s fatwa against television gossip, or infotainment, shows.

Contractual Romance in Puncak

Aug 2nd, 2006, by Patung, 42 comments

Rich Arab men seeking quickie marriages, and then quickie divorces, in the resort town of Puncak, near Jakarta, may no longer be welcome.

Muslimah Gothess

Jul 18th, 2006, by Patung, 113 comments

As globalization advances strange and interesting mixes of cultures, East and West, are produced.

Personal Pronouns

Jul 10th, 2006, by Patung, 2 comments

The pronouns of bahasa Indonesia, both standard Indonesian language forms and slang and colloquial forms.

Tropical Home Design

May 29th, 2006, by Patung, 2 comments

New book on tropical home design in Indonesia.

Hasyim Muzadi Interview

May 14th, 2006, by Patung, no comments

Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) is the largest Muslim body in the country and is chiefly responsible for the reputation of Indonesia as a place of moderate Islam. Its current leader, Hasyim Muzadi, gives his opinions on the sharia debate.

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