It could have been a lot worse if it came from someone else, but a Muslim influencer's complaint about a loud mosque has sparked a discussion – albeit a deeply divisive one – on the use
Intolerance & Sectarianism
April 26, 2021
December 21, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Dozens of university and high school graduates from across the country formed the Alumni for Indonesia organization on Monday to address concerns about the
August 11, 2020
In yet another episode of Indonesians getting needlessly triggered over religious symbols, an Islamic group in Karanganyar regency, Central Java filed a complaint to the local administ
Jakarta – A traditional wedding ceremony in Surakarta, Central Java came to a violent end after alleged members of a local religious group reportedly disbanded it, leading to a scuffle
June 12, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – An Indonesian priest based in the United States has caused a stir on social media because of a speech he made during a recent Black Lives Matter protest t
April 27, 2020
Jakarta – A group of teenagers vandalized a house in Jati subdistrict, Pulogadung, East Jakarta allegedly because the owner, a man named Aselih, reported a mass tarawih (evening Ramada
March 1, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin drew attention to the threat posed by radicalism and Islamophobia that can spur sectarian conflict in a country for which the government ha
January 14, 2020
A supervisor for the Indonesian Scouts Movement (Pramuka) in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta has apologized for allegedly teaching small children a bigoted chant, footage of which we
December 30, 2019
Antara, Jakarta – The Ministry of Religious Affairs has introduced an application-based religious conflict early warning and response system in a bid to track any religious discordance
December 13, 2019
Japanese beef bowl chain Yoshinoya and Indonesian seafood chain D'Cost have both found themselves in the middle of what might be (yet) another religious discrimination scandal in Indon
December 1, 2019
Joe Cochrane – The controversy started with a photo on Twitter showing a notice in the window of a Western-style bakery in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
November 27, 2019
It's officially that time of year again! No, not for Christmas cheer, but for the annual "take off that Santa hat" paranoia.
November 23, 2019
Jakarta – Brouhaha surrounding the controversial policy of a Tous Les Jours store to reject requests for Christmas greetings to reportedly obtain halal certification has taken a new tw
November 22, 2019
South Korean bakery chain Tous les Jours has found itself in the middle of a religious discrimination scandal in Indonesia related to what one may or may not write on a cake.
Celebrity preacher Abdul Somad is arguably the most popular cleric in Indonesia at the moment, but he has been in the news with increasing frequency for making some very controversial
November 18, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) says that violations against freedom of religion and belief (KBB) occur because the law is bias towards the majority.
November 14, 2019
Amy Chew – An Indonesian ministry last week banned its staff from wearing the niqab, or full-face veil, while on duty, as the government grapples with a rising tide of extremism and in
November 11, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) supports its East Java branch's advice for Muslims to avoid using greetings from other religions, saying the call was in line with guidelin
November 10, 2019
Jakarta – The East Java branch of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has issued a letter advising Muslims against using greetings from other religions, calling the practice a form of b
October 10, 2019
Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – Munarman, the secretary general of hardline Muslim group Islamic Defenders Front, or FPI, underwent a lengthy questioning at the Jakarta Police headquarters
October 7, 2019
Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – A man known as a diehard supporter of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo testified to police that a group of men punched, kicked and then threatened to kill him
August 1, 2019
Andi Hajramurni, Makassar – A Muslim organization in Makassar, South Sulawesi, has protested against two local restaurants for selling dishes that contain pork.
July 28, 2019
Anna Coren, Jane Sit and Helen Regan, Jakarta – In his first international television interview since being re-elected in May, Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied being concerned a
July 9, 2019
Jakarta – Members of a religious group have stopped the first-ever Base Jam concert in Aceh because of the pop band's alleged violations of the region's strict Islamic law.
July 8, 2019
Agus Setyadi, Banda Aceh – A Base Jam concert on the closing night of the 2019 Aceh Culinary Festival (ACF) has been closed down by a hardline Islamic group.