Stories About ‘Sharia’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Sharia’.

SBY Will Be Judged

Sunday, July 9th, 2006, by . 8 Comments

Abu Bakar Ba’asyir says the leaders of the country put their souls at risk by not applying Islamic sharia law.

Sharia Issue Settled

Thursday, July 6th, 2006, by . 1 Comment

Parliamentarians have agreed to drop the sharia issue while vice president Jusuf Kalla continues to offer his thoughts on the matter.

Reactions to Anti-Sharia Push

Friday, June 16th, 2006, by . 5 Comments

The attempts by legislators to have Islamic type laws repealed have met with a lukewarm response from the government.

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.

Hasyim Muzadi Interview

Sunday, May 14th, 2006, by . 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.

Madura Island as a Province

Thursday, May 11th, 2006, by . 4 Comments

The campaign to make the island of Madura a stand-alone province, separate from East Java, continues to gather steam. It finds most of its support from conservative Islamic groups and figures.

Preparatory Committee for the Application of Islamic Laws

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006, by . No Comments

The growing application of sharia based laws in the province of South Sulawesi, and elsewhere, is bound up in the role of a group called the Preparatory Committee for the Application of Islamic Laws.

Religious Freedom Report

Sunday, May 7th, 2006, by . 12 Comments

Indonesia remains on the “Watch List” in the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom report for 2006.

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.

Christians Subject To Islamic Law

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006, by . 8 Comments

Whether to apply Islamic law to non-Muslims in Aceh.

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