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Is Indonesia slipping back from its historic tolerance?

by Jennie S. Bev This month marks the 10th anniversary of the reformasi movement in Indonesia. Begun with the shootings of four Trisakti University students in Jakarta, a week of violent demonstrations throughout Java followed, and the subsequent political turmoil,...

Romancing the Koran in Indonesia

by Jennie S. Bev Indonesians have been flocking to a wildly popular novel by a young Indonesian named Habiburrahman El-Shiraz, and now an equally popular new movie, Ayat-Ayat Cinta, (translated as Love Verses). At first blush the work sounds hopelessly and religiously...

Pandora’s box: shariah law in Indonesia

by Jennie S. Bev A declaration that existing local shariah laws can stay in place could generate more shariah laws. In November 2007, Indonesia won the prestigious Democracy Award from the International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) for its peaceful...

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