Indonesia Archive

Trial Begins for FPI Members Accused in Ramadan Raids

NEWS Rahmat | November 8, 2011 Abdurrahman Assagaf, left, head of the Makassar chapter of the Islamic Defenders Front, and members Arifuddin, middle, and Ruswandi Abubakar sit in court...

Debate Over Indonesian Religion Bill Heats Up

HOME Ulma Haryanto & Anita Rachman | October 24, 2011 Rahmat Rahmadijaya, an Ahmadiyah leader living in Jatibening, Bekasi, has been anxious for a few weeks now. At first...

We’re not safe living anywhere: Ahmadis

We’re not safe living anywhere: Ahmadis CITYSat, 10/22/2011 12:37 PM The Jakarta Post, Bekasi The imam of the Al-Misbah Ahmadiyah mosque in Jatibening, Bekasi, recently called on members not...

Indonesia: Open letter on human rights violations against the Ahmadiyya in West Java

Ref: TG ASA 21/2011.034 Index: ASA 21/032/2011 Gamawan Fauzi Minister of Home Affairs Ministry of Home Affairs Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara No.7 Jakarta 10110 Indonesia 14 October 2011 AMNESTY...

New Religion Law Will Help: Minister

NEWS Camelia Pasandaran & Antara | October 14, 2011 A proposal for a new law on religious issues that may soon make its way to the House of Representatives...

Ahmadiyah officially banned [by Bekasi municipality]

HEADLINESFri, 10/14/2011 6:54 AM Hans David Tampubolon, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Bekasi municipality has officially banned the religious practice of the Ahmadiyah sect on Thursday, a move pluralists...

The dying canary and Indonesia’s religious freedom

OPINIONMon, 10/03/2011 7:57 PM Tobias Basuki, Jakarta “Religious liberty is the proverbial canary in the mine,” according to Doug Bandouw, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Canaries are...

Ahmadiyah onslaught ‘hardest test’ for RI democracy

NATIONALFri, 09/30/2011 2:20 PM Ati Nurbaiti, The Jakarta Post, Canberra Indonesians used to glowing praise over the country’s democratization were abruptly shamed with scenes of February’s mob attack and...

Indonesia’s ‘individual jihadists’ gaining ground

By Agence France-Presse, Updated: 9/27/2011 There was nothing sophisticated about the suicide bombing at an Indonesian church Sunday – using homemade explosives packed with nails, nuts and bolts, the...

Indonesia’s Ahmadiyah Sect Fears Religious Violence

Asia Brian Padden | Jakarta September 13, 2011 Photo: AFP Members of the Ahmadiyah community attend Friday prayers at the An-Nur Mosque in Manis Lor village, in Kuningan, West...

Pandeglang administration seals off Ahmadiyah mosque

ARCHIPELAGOMon, 09/12/2011 10:50 PM The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Pandeglang regency administration has reportedly sealed off a mosque belongs to Islamic sect Ahmadiyah at Kadu Kandel, Cisereh, Cisata, Pandeglang, Banten....

Indonesians Feel Ahmadis Should Be Protected as Fellow Countrymen: Poll

NEWS Ronna Nirmala | September 09, 2011 FPI members protesting in front of Ahmadiyah secretariat in Makassar. They urged the Ahmadiyah members to stop their activities. (Antara Photo/Yusran Uccang)...

Attack on Ahmadiyah condemned by most, survey reveals

NATIONALThu, 09/08/2011 8:26 PM The Jakarta Post, Jakarta According to Setara Institute, most Indonesians condemn the attack on Ahmadiyah in Cikeusik, Banten, West Java, which occurred earlier this year....

Indonesia sect fears more attacks

WORLD Three members of the Ahmadiyah, a minority sect, were slain by Islamic hard-liners in February. Ahmadis fear the attackers’ light sentences signal tacit government acceptance of religious violence....

Ahmadi Victim Recalls Cikeusik Mob Attack, Says Threats Continue in Jail

NEWS Chrestella Tan | September 02, 2011 Deden Sujana, head of security for the Indonesian Ahmadiyah Congregation (JAI) during his trial at Serang District Court. (Antara Photo/Asep Fathulrahman) For...

Ahmadis’ Holidays Plagued With Fear in Indonesia

NEWS Elisabeth Oktofani & Fitri | September 01, 2011 Not all Muslims celebrated Idul Fitri with jubilance and excitement. For members of the Ahmadiyah minority sect, this year’s celebration...

Idul Fitri Brings Little Cheer to Ahmadi Shelter

NEWS Fitri | August 27, 2011 Ahmadiyah families in Transito shelter, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. Nothing has changed at the Transito shelter in the five...

Ahmadiyah activity banned during Idul Fitri in S. Sulawesi

NATIONALFri, 08/26/2011 6:57 PM The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The South Sulawesi administration says it forbids members of the Ahmadiyah Muslim community to conduct religious activities during the upcoming Idul...

Cleansing Indonesia

Posted by Frank Crimi on Aug 25th, 2011 A shocking verdict rendered by an Indonesian court underscores the rising tide of violence and discrimination against religious minorities in Indonesia,...

Indonesian journalists support Islamic fundamentalism: Survey

NATIONALThu, 08/25/2011 8:00 AM The Jakarta Post, Jakarta More than 50 percent of Indonesian journalists agreed that the religious sect Ahmadiyah and Playboy magazine should be banned, while sharia...

Jakarta’s Tough on Terrorists But Not Other Radicals

OPINION John McBeth – Straits Times Indonesia | August 23, 2011 When criminal court judges are fearful of dishing out tough punishment or, worse, allow a certain empathy for...

Ahmadis in West Java Fear They’re Next

HOME Nivell Rayda | August 22, 2011 The Ahmadiyah community in Cianjur, West Java, is airing fears of violence and retaliation after a court in Banten recently jailed 12...

INDONESIA: Conviction of Ahmadyah victim undermines constitutional protections

News / AHRC News / INDONESIA: Conviction of Ahmadyah victim undermines… August 18, 2011 The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is disturbed by the punitive decision of the Indonesian...

Freedom Elusive for Religious Minorities

HOME Ulma Haryanto | August 18, 2011 For Firdaus Mubarik, an Indonesian Ahmadiyah activist, Independence Day provides no cause for celebration. “For me and my family, there is no...

As We Reflect on Independence Day, Can We Honesty Say We Are Free?

OPINION Tasa Nugraza Barley | August 18, 2011 Celebrating this 66th independence day, there’s one question every Indonesian needs to ask themselves: Do they have the independence they deserve?...