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Politics of Religion
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Stopping intolerance

Stopping intolerance

Government must act to halt growing discrimination against minorities

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What gives rise to moral outrage?

What gives rise to moral outrage?

Rather than being merely the result of religious extremism, recent cases of moral outrage point to a wide range of current political and social problems

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Convenient thugs

Convenient thugs

FPI thrives when mainstream Muslim groups remain silent

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New leadership, new policies?

New leadership, new policies?

The Nahdlatul Ulama congress in Makassar arrests the slide away from liberal views but shows the organisation's vulnerability to outside political interference

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Inside the Laskar Jihad

Inside the Laskar Jihad

From the Archives

Greg Fealy (ii65: Jan-Mar 2001) interviews the leader of a new, radical and militant sect

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'Selamat Berbuka Puasa'

'Selamat Berbuka Puasa'

In South Kalimantan local politicians target TV screens with strategically-placed messages for Ramadan

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Down but not out

Down but not out

Islamic political parties did not do well, but Islamic politics are going mainstream

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Dominant but weak

Dominant but weak

Signs of underlying fragility in nationalist parties may benefit Islamic parties in future elections

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Symbols and signs

Symbols and signs

Photo-essay: PKS is often depicted as radical Islamist, but its members show evidence of ideological diversity

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Ahmadiyah dispute intensifies

Ahmadiyah dispute intensifies

Violence at the National Monument in Jakarta almost caused a conflict between Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah in Lamongan

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Beyond terrorism and martyrdom

Beyond terrorism and martyrdom

People in West Java hold diverse memories of the Darul Islam rebellion and its leader Kartosuwiryo

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Keeping Bali strong?

Keeping Bali strong?

Hindu-Muslim tensions have mounted, but not to boiling point

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An evening with Abu Bakar Ba’asyir

An evening with Abu Bakar Ba’asyir

Firebrand preacher’s audience doesn’t burn with enthusiasm

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The peace dividend

The peace dividend

With no internal wars to fight, Yudhoyono can afford to reform the military.

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A local hero

To Jakarta, he is an enigma. To the Madurese, he holds out hope for a better society. GERRY VAN KLINKEN goes to the grass-roots.

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One Step Forward

Indonesia has made only some legislative progress toward religious freedom, but the greatest freedom is the openness of debate.

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Islamic liberalism

Islamic liberalism: cause or consequence of the ‘conservative turn’?

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A conservative turn

Liberal Islamic groups have prompted a backlash.

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Inside the Laskar Jihad

An interview with the leader of a new, radical and militant sect

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The fear and the fury

FRANZ MAGNIS-SUSENO believes that riots happen because people feel threatened by change.

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