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Indonesia Upset by Trump’s ‘No Entry’ Order for Refugees

US President Donald Trump’s signing of the latest immigration decree has permeated more than just its targeted seven countries. Muslim-majority Indonesia holds deep...


West Java Police Closer to Detaining FPI Leader Rizieq Shihab

The West Java Police gather more evidence to strengthen the case against Rizieq Shihab, leader of conservative hardline group Islamic Defenders Front (FPI).


Ahok Lashes Out at FPI Leader During Trial

At his blasphemy trial yesterday, January 3, Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama slammed at a leader of the activist Islamic Defender Front (FPI) who was...


Indonesian Muslim Wishes You A ‘Merry Christmas’ Through His Name

In the wake of the debates surrounding religious arrogance in the archipelago, one local Muslim man suggests that all Indonesians should come together and promote...


Militant Islamic Group Forces Christian School to Remove Ad with Student in Hijab

After a Christmas service in Bandung was forcibly shut down by Islamic hardliners early last week, another militant Islamic group in Yogyakarta pressed a Christian...


Police Plans to Move Ahok’s Trial to East Jakarta for Security Purposes

After announcements of the expedited blasphemy trial against Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama to start Tuesday, December 13, National Police Chief Tito...


How Indonesia’s FPI Is Essentially Game of Thrones’ High Sparrow

Is Indonesia ready to experience the world of Game of Thrones with the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) playing the radical role of the High Sparrow?

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Settlers, Saints, Kings and Conversions: The Dawn of Indonesian Islam

Author of A Brief History of Indonesia, Tim Hannigan, travels back in time to explore the history of Islam in Indonesia. The hamlet of Leran lies amidst the low fields...

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An Investor’s Guide to Indonesia | What to remember when marketing to Muslims in Indonesia

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. For this reason, foreign investors need a working knowledge of how best to market in the archipelago. ...


Embracing the Spirit of Ramadhan

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan is now in full swing. For recently arrived non-Muslim expatriates in Indonesia, it can be something of a culture shock. Yet many...

Lutfi the Law Clerk

Lutfi the Law Clerk: Finding Peace at Ramadhan

  Sahur, the pre-dawn meal Muslims take before the first call to prayer during Ramadhan is tricky. Most Indonesians wake up before 4am, have a quick bite to eat...

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Shaping Women’s Roles through Literature: Helvy Tiana Rosa

Helvy Tiana Rosa has produced 50 written works including short stories, plays and poetry, in addition to her role as past Editor in Chief at Annida. She has been a...

Education Guide 2017

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