Religious Issues

Jakarta governor sentenced to 2 years prison for blasphemy

May 9, 2017

An Indonesian court has sentenced the minority Christian governor of Jakarta to two years in prison for blaspheming the Quran, a jarring ruling that undermines the reputation of the world's largest Muslim nation for practicing a moderate form of Islam

The Latest: Crowds mass at jail where Jakarta governor held

May 9, 2017

Hundreds of apparent supporters of Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama have massed outside the Jakarta high-security prison where he is being held after a court sentenced him to two years in prison for blaspheming the Quran

2 men in Indonesia's Aceh province face caning for gay sex

Apr 8, 2017

Two men in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province each face up to 100 strokes of the cane after neighbors reported them to Islamic religious police for having gay sex

Muslim protesters march against Jakarta's Christian governor

Mar 31, 2017

Undeterred by the arrest of hard-line protest leaders, thousands of Muslims marched in Indonesia's capital, calling for the jailing of the city's minority Christian governor

Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Myanmar refugees may be hurt most by Trump resettlement cuts

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Indonesians shocked by Trump, but still admire US values

Mar 3, 2017

Indonesians are by turns shocked and bemused by Donald Trump's volatile presidency, but many of them say his personality and actions _ including his controversial travel ban _ haven't changed their positive view of the United States

Indonesian authorities shutter minority Ahmadiyah mosque

Feb 24, 2017

An Ahmadiyah mosque has been shuttered by authorities in Indonesia after Muslim groups called for protests against the minority group they regard as heretical

Run-off election for Jakarta governor may heighten tensions

Feb 16, 2017

A tight and possibly ugly contest is expected in a second round election for governor of the Indonesian capital that will pit the minority Christian incumbent against a former cabinet minister backed by conservative Muslim clerics

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