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Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

A mosque with a large black cube, a replica of the one in Mecca, on the rooftop of a shopping mall in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of mosques around the country bear Middle Eastern motifs
Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

Faith Politics on the Rise as Indonesian Islam Takes a Hard-Line Path

A mosque with a large black cube, a replica of the one in Mecca, on the rooftop of a shopping mall in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of mosques around the country bear Middle Eastern motifs
Christian Politician in Indonesia Is Freed After Blasphemy Prison Term

Christian Politician in Indonesia Is Freed After Blasphemy Prison Term

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known widely as Ahok, during his trial for blasphemy in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2017.
Christian Politician in Indonesia Is Freed After Blasphemy Prison Term

Christian Politician in Indonesia Is Freed After Blasphemy Prison Term

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known widely as Ahok, during his trial for blasphemy in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2017.
Indonesia Dispatch: Their Land Defiled, Forest People Swap Flower Worship for Quran and Concrete

Indonesia Dispatch: Their Land Defiled, Forest People Swap Flower Worship for Quran and Concrete

Temenggung Tarip with his wife, Putri Tija Sanggul, with their grandchildren, outside their concrete house in Jambi Province, Indonesia.
Hard-Line Moralist in Indonesia Faces Pornography Charges

Hard-Line Moralist in Indonesia Faces Pornography Charges

Rizieq Shihab, leader of the Islamic Defenders Front, at a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia, in December. He fled to Saudi Arabia after the police summoned him to testify in a pornography case.
News Analysis: Indonesia Governor’s Loss Shows Increasing Power of Islamists

News Analysis: Indonesia Governor’s Loss Shows Increasing Power of Islamists

Thousands of Muslims protested against Jakarta’s Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, in March in Indonesia.
Banda Aceh Journal: As Shariah Experiment Becomes a Model, Indonesia’s Secular Face Slips

Banda Aceh Journal: As Shariah Experiment Becomes a Model, Indonesia’s Secular Face Slips

Religious officers led a youth onstage before a public whipping in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in August. The youth was punished for dating outside marriage, which is against Shariah, or Islamic law.