Category Archives: Religions: Islam

Gambling Legalization in Indonesia

By Venda Current hot issue in Indonesia is gambling legalization. As a country with the largest muslims, Indonesia faces an obstacle to have gambling legalized. Many muslims finds gambling forbidden (haram) in accordance to Islamic law, but on the other … Continue reading

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Indonesia Proves Democracy, Islam Can Coexist, Foreign Minister Says at Global Forum in Poland

Indonesia has moved from an authoritarian state to one of the world’s largest democracies, proving Islam and democracy can coexist, the foreign minister has said. More than 10 years after the fall of the Suharto dictatorship, Indonesia had transformed into … Continue reading

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N.J. men planned to ‘wage violent jihad,’ feds say

Two New Jersey men arrested at a New York airport planned to travel to Somalia to “wage violent jihad,” and also had expressed a willingness to commit violent acts in the United States, according to prosecutors and a federal criminal … Continue reading

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Smoking Ban Kicks Off Muslim Congress

A smoking ban was the main issue when delegates started arriving for the 46th national congress of the country’s second-largest Muslim organization, Muhammadiyah, on Friday night. Continue reading

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Anti-Porn Law Misses Mark, Says Women’s Rights Group

The National Commission on Violence Against Women has said that the Anti-Pornography Law was not properly able to combat the problem because the issue is not only a legal matter, but also one of morality and religion. Continue reading

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Obama signs Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON – PRESIDENT Barack Obama warned Iran on Thursday it faced mounting pressure and isolation, as he signed tough new US sanctions he said would strike at Teheran’s capacity to finance its nuclear programme. The measures, on top of new … Continue reading

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We Are Not Lame Ducks, Police Claim

The National Police have rejected allegations that they are lame ducks when it comes to dealing with hard-line organizations, including the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). Continue reading

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