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News Indonesia » Religion: Indonesia's rightward tilt under a liberal president

News channel or source: http://www.dw.com/en/indonesias-rightward-tilt-under-a-liberal-president/a-42683437
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

But these hopes have been shattered, as over the past couple of years, religion has been increasingly used as a political tool in the country. Radical Muslims who have been trying to turn Indonesia into a strict Islamic state have also steadily gained ...

News Indonesia » Religion: Indonesia Pushes Criminal Code Reforms to Outlaw Sexual Freedom

News channel or source: http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2451250&CategoryId=12395
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population, with nearly 88 percent of its over 260 million inhabitants devoted to Islam, most of whom practice a moderate form of the religion, although there has been a rise in Islamist radicalism in ...

News Indonesia » Religion: Indonesia: Polygamy On Rise

News channel or source: http://www.eurasiareview.com/20022018-indonesia-polygamy-on-rise/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

They just use religion as their reason.” Under proposed amendments to Indonesia’s criminal code, people involved in nikah siri, extramarital relationships or homosexual sex could be prosecuted. Asti, a 27-year-old resident of Jakarta, accepted a ...

News Indonesia » Religion: Indonesia sets guidelines to rid elections of sectarianism

News channel or source: https://www.ucanews.com/news/indonesia-sets-guidelines-to-rid-elections-of-sectarianism/81535
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

A sermon is an internal affair for each religion and the Catholic Church has banned church ... Masdar Masudi of Nahdlatul Ulema, the biggest Islamic organization in Indonesia, said the guidelines were needed for a healthy election. "Like it or not, people ...

News Indonesia » Religion: Indonesia is about to give LGBT+ people the worst Valentine’s Day gift ever by making homosexuality illegal

News channel or source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/gay-rights-indonesia-chechnya-worst-valentines-day-gift-a8210146.html
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Indonesia used to be (grudgingly) tolerant of its LGBT+ community. But the political well was poisoned against them by a toxic mix of nationalism, right-wing populism and extremist religion. Gay apps have been banned; houses, parties and saunas raided and ...

News Indonesia » Religion: Commentary: Indonesia has serious 'overcriminalization' problem

News channel or source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/02/09/commentary-indonesia-has-serious-overcriminalization-problem.html
Publication date: Friday 09 February 2018

(Shutterstock/File) It is easy to go to jail in Indonesia. If you say anything wrong about someone’s religion, you could go to jail. If you offend anyone on Twitter, you could go to jail. Indonesia is no longer ruled by European overlords and the New ...

News Indonesia » Religion: Indonesia church attacker may have been exposed to radicalism: police chief

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-my/news/world/indonesia-church-attacker-may-have-been-exposed-to-radicalism-police-chief/ar-BBJ2W0p
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

President Joko Widodo said Indonesia had “no place for intolerance”. “Our constitution guarantees freedom of religion, so we will not give a single place to people who act, grow and spread intolerance in our country...Especially for those who adopt ...

News Indonesia » Religion: Indonesian City Launches Anti-LGBT Task Force

News channel or source: https://www.advocate.com/world/2018/2/20/indonesian-city-launches-anti-lgbt-task-force
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

(Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim nation, and has the world's largest population of Muslims.) “Religion has agreed that LGBT acts are forbidden, so legally we will overcome this problem so that it will not spread,” he said. Depok is not the only ...

News Indonesia » Religion: Once-tolerant Indonesia moves to outlaw gay — and extramarital — sex

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/once-tolerant-indonesia-moves-to-outlaw-gay--and-extramarital--sex/2018/02/09/d82b7112-0b79-11e8-998c-96deb18cca19_story.html
Publication date: Friday 09 February 2018

a researcher at Indonesia’s Institute for Criminal Justice Reform. “They want to present it as a major achievement.” The reason for expanding sexual crimes is simple, she said: “In contemporary Indonesian politics, religion and morality have proven ...

News Indonesia » Religion: Top UN Human Rights Official Completes Mission to Indonesia

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/top-un-human-rights-official-completes-mission-to-indonesia/
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

In early February, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, conducted his first official mission to Indonesia since taking ... of foreign affairs and the minister of religion, civil society organizations, religious ...