Indonesia bans the celebration of Valentines Day

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Indonesian officials and scholars have banned the celebration of Valentine's Day because they believe it contravenes Islamic teachings.  In Banda Aceh, the capital of the...

VIDEO: Prominent Indonesian scholar dies whilst reciting the Quran

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Video footage showing the moment prominent Indonesian scholar Shaykh Jafar Abdulrahman passed away while reciting verses from the Quran. Shaykh Abdulrahman was reciting verses from...

Indonesia bans Hizb-ut Tahrir

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The Indonesian government has disbanded the Islamic group Hizb-ut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) for “conducting activities that contradict state ideology... and the principle of a...

Indonesian court upholds government decision to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir

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An Indonesian court has upheld a government decision to ban Islamic political group Hizb ut-Tahrir. The Jakarta State Administrative Court rejected an appeal by Hizb...

Indonesian Muslim leader accused of betraying Palestinians after meeting Netanyahu

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A prominent Indonesian Muslim leader has been accused of betraying the Palestinians after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Yahya Cholil Staquf, the Secretary-General...

Indonesian Muslim leader condemned for Netanyahu meeting

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Nearly 50 Muslim leaders, journalists and scholars have signed a letter condemning a visit by the head of Indonesia’s largest independent Muslim organisation to...

Indonesia authorises chemical castration for convicted paedophiles

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Indonesia's parliament has passed a law authorising chemical castration and execution for convicted paedophiles. The punishment follows a number of high profile cases of child...

Death toll rises in Indonesian tsunami

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The death toll caused by giant waves which crashed into coastal towns on the Indoensian islands of Sumatra and Java has reached at least...

Indonesia Parliament bill describes homosexuality as “sexual deviance”

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A draft bill proposed by members of Indonesia’s House of Representatives defines homosexuality as "sexual deviance" and requires LGBT people to report to the...
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