Indonesia Archive

West Java Islamists Again Attack Ahmadis

Metro TV reports that Islamist primitives in Cisalada, West Java, again viciously turned on their peaceful Ahmadi neighbours on Friday, angry because foreign journalists were taking pictures of the...

Muslim figure says Ahmadiyah a form of Islam

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 04/25/2012 7:59 AM   A leader of the country’s second-largest Muslim organization says the Ahmadiyah sect are members of Islamic society despite some...

Trapped in a Legal Limbo, Indonesia’s Ahmadis Look for a Home

Fitri | February 29, 2012   Mataram. More than a hundred displaced followers of the Islamic Ahmadiyah sect who for years have had to live in shelters in Mataram,...

INDONESIA: Attacks on religious minorities remain largely unchallenged by justice institutions

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Nineteenth session, Agenda Item 3, interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource...

Mob Hits Mosque In Latest Attack On Ahmadiyah

Yuli Krisna & Ulma Haryanto | February 18, 2012   Cianjur, West Java. A mob of about 50 people attacked and vandalized a mosque on Friday that was being...

A Year Later, Indonesia’s Ahmadis Still Wait for Justice

Ulma Haryanto | February 07, 2012   Despite international and domestic appeals to the government to bring to justice those responsible for the killing of Ahmadiyah followers in Cikeusik,...

Law Enforcers ‘Rarely Neutral’ in Religious Conflict

 When dealing with religious conflict in the field, police officers and other law enforcement officials tend to put their beliefs before their uniform, a researcher said on Wednesday. Gadjah...

Ahmadiyah in Yogyakarta Under Surveillance by MUI Branch

January 16, 2012 Mainstream Islamic leaders in Yogyakarta are claiming the right to oversee the activities of Ahmadiyah groups after local adherents of the sect were threatened by an...
Islamic Defenders storm ministry

FPI Mobs Ministry, Faces Freeze

  Violence gets out of hand over inaccurate rumors of changes in alcohol laws Written by Our Correspondent Friday, 13 January 2012 Hundreds of members Indonesia’s hard-line Islamic Defenders...

W. Java the ‘least tolerant province’

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta A survey by human rights watchdog Setara Institute has found that West Java was the least tolerant province in 2011, registering the largest number of...

Bleak prospects for Ahmadis

Panca Nugraha, The Jakarta Post, Mataram A community of Ahmadis living in a village in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, are still fearing for their future both as workers...

Ahmadiyah bans: Legal justification for intolerance?

Sat, 12/10/2011 9:27 AM Ahmadiyah bans: Legal justification for intolerance? Ati Nurbaiti, Canberra As of September this year, at least 26 regencies and municipalities have passed bylaws restricting or...

2011 Yet Another Bad Year for Human Rights: Setara Ulma Haryanto

December 06, 2011 Only a handful of those involved in the attack on a small Ahmadiyah community in Cikeusik, Banten, were charged, and they only received prison sentences of...

The Other Indonesia

By Emily Rauhala Monday, November 21, 2011 Guilt trip Dani bin Misra was sentenced to three months’ jail — AP A year ago Barack Obama returned to Indonesia, where...

City closes Ahmadi mosque, denies religious prejudice

CITYSat, 11/19/2011 11:40 AM Andreas D. Arditya, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Jakarta administration denies any religious predilection in sealing off an Ahmadiyah mosque in East Jakarta this week....

City seals off Ahmadiyah mosque in East Jakarta

CITYFri, 11/18/2011 10:41 AM The Jakarta Post, Jakarta East Jakarta officials sealed off a mosque belonging to a group of Ahmadiyah followers in Duren Sawit on Thursday, saying that...

The Thinker: Open or Closed?

OPINION Elaine Pearson | November 18, 2011 “Now we are vilified,” an Ahmadiyah imam told me last week at a mosque outside Jakarta that is threatened with closure. This...

BERITAJAKARTA.COM — 11/17/2011 7:42:52 PM A building which used as Mosque by Ahmadiyah pilgrim on Jl Madrasah Block J No. 28 at RT 02/10, Durensawit, East Jakarta was sealed...

Human Rights Watch Calls on Obama to Tackle Indonesian Abuses

NEWS November 16, 2011 Armed soldiers patroling the Nusa Dua beach front area on Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali on Wednesday. The 16 leaders and heads of state of...

Indonesia: Obama Should Press Rights Concerns

November 15, 2011 The Obama administration’s deepening relationship with Indonesia means being frank about Indonesia’s serious human rights challenges. Indonesian government indifference to mob violence against religious groups and...

Letter to President Barack Obama Regarding his Visit to Indonesia and Human Rights Issues

November 15, 2011 Barack Obama President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Via facsimile: +1-202-456-2461 Re: Visit to Indonesia...

Hard-Line Group Lashes Out At Bekasi Ahmadis

HOME Ulma Haryanto | November 15, 2011 More than 30 people claiming to be from the notorious Islamic Defenders Front besieged an Ahmadiyah mosque in the Jatibening area of...

House told to scrap ‘intolerant’ bill

HEADLINESTue, 11/15/2011 12:23 PM Ina Parlina, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The House of Representatives has completed a draft of the so-called religious tolerance bill, which observers claim would threaten...

Blasphemy not a crime: UN official

NATIONAL Fri, 11/11/2011 11:30 AM Bagus BT Saragih, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Amid various acts of discrimination and the persecution of followers of the Ahmadiyah sect, a UN official...

Sickening Attack Leaves Disabled Ahmadi Severely Injured

HOME Jakarta Globe | November 10, 2011 Ahmadi children playing at the Transito shelter in Mataram, Lombok, in September this year. (Antara Photo) A disabled member of the Indonesian’s...