Erwida Maulia, Jakarta – Taufan left his petrochemical job in Abu Dhabi just over a year ago to answer what he felt was his true calling.
Religion & Identity Politics
January 28, 2020
January 9, 2020
Jakarta – Demak regent H.M.
Zunita Putri, Jakarta – The country's peak religious body, the Indonesia Ulama Council (MUI), supports a program by Demak Regent Muhammad Natsir who issued a circular banning socialisi
January 8, 2020
Jakarta – 212 Alumni Brotherhood legal division head Damai Hari Lubis says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo should immediately sack Defense Minister (Menhan) Prabowo Subianto.
December 24, 2019
Carter Banker – Walking through Indonesian college campuses today, it's easy to spot the young women clad head-to-toe in black amongst the sea of students wearing jeans and brightly co
December 17, 2019
Mark Woodward – Prior to the 17 April election, the 2019 Indonesian presidential contest was often described as one pitting progressive against extremist Muslim coalitions.
December 14, 2019
Suherdjoko, Semarang – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin said on Friday that Indonesia would not welcome a caliphate system because it would contradict the democratic system that had been set
December 7, 2019
Amy Chew – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has fuelled speculation that he plans a tilt at the presidency by speaking at a rally held by the Islamist movement that helped orchestrate t
December 2, 2019
Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan attended on Monday morning an event marking the anniversary of a 2016 anti-Ahok rally, which saw thousands of participants flocking to the Nat
M Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – In a pre-recorded video shown at the 212 reunion rally, Rizieq Shihab called for rally participants to fight in unity and reminded audiences of how past ral
Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan attended the Great 212 Reunion at the National Monument in Central Jakarta on the morning of Monday December 2.
Bayu Marhaenjati, Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – A gathering of Indonesian Muslims to commemorate the third anniversary of the "212 Movement," a massive street rally on Dec.
November 27, 2019
Jakarta – An Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) executive has called a plan by Muslim activists to hold a reunion marking the anniversary of the 2016 anti-Ahok rally in Jakarta "unnecessar
November 22, 2019
John McBeth – Joko Widodo's campaign to turn back the rising tide of Islamisation in Indonesia may become the dominant preoccupation of his second five-year term as president, overshad
November 19, 2019
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Commission VII Deputy, Marwan Dasopang said he rejects the initial birth of Draft Bill on the protection of ulema, which was initi
November 6, 2019
Jakarta – Activists grouped under the National Movement to Safeguard Ulema Fatwas (GNPF) are set to return to the streets for a "reunion" marking the 2016 anti-Ahok rally in Jakarta ne
October 19, 2019
Shotaro Tani, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo received a letter in mid-August, urging him to support the swift passage of a controversial criminal code bill that wo
September 28, 2019
Jakarta – A 212 Holy Warriors Action (Aksi Mujahid 212) to Save the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia on Saturday in Jakarta has demanded that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo r
August 19, 2019
James Massola, Jakarta – Indonesia must be more self-confident about its position in the Islamic world and stare down the threat posed by radical Islam, according to one of the most se
August 12, 2019
Jakarta – The creation of NKRI bersyariah – the Unitary Islamic State of the Republic of Indonesia – one of the recommendations of the 4th Ijtimak Ulama or assembly of Islamic clerics
August 7, 2019
Friski Riana, Jakarta – A representative of the 212 brotherhood organization (PA 212) Novel Bamukmin explained the results of the fourth ulema consensus or the Ijtima Ulama IV that rec
Nick Baker – Human Rights Watch has implored Indonesian President Joko Widodo to tackle an "upsurge in discrimination against religious and sexual minorities" in the Southeast Asian na
Some people have the misconception that, because the vast majority of Indonesians are Muslim, that Islam is the state religion of Indonesia or that the Indonesian government prioritize
August 6, 2019
They baa-rely thought this through.
August 5, 2019
Zunita Putri, Bogor – The Ijtimak Ulama IV or the 4th Assembly of Islamic Clerics has issued a number of recommendations on the current situation in Indonesia.