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Indonesia, again, to try get noisy mosques to tone down

Jun 25, 2015 - 8:18 PM

During Ramadan there is often a war of the loudspeakers between mosques in the same area

PRAYERS. Muslims attend mass prayers marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Reform prisons, target youth to stop spread of ISIS

Sep 01, 2014 - 10:32 AM

The prison system is one of the weakest links in today’s counter terrorism efforts in Indonesia writes Indonesian terrorism expert Noor Huda Ismail

PREACHING FROM PRISON. Muslim Cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir (C) is serving a 15-year sentence for terrorist acts. The United States has formally included hard-line Islam group Jemaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT), an extremist organization founded by Ba'asyir in 2008, on its list of foreign terror networks. File photo by EPA

Muslim conservatives boo 'jilboobs' in Indonesia

Aug 08, 2014 - 12:17 PM

The trend combining the jilbab or Muslim headscarf and tight fitting clothes that accentuate women s assets has drawn the ire of conservatives and a religious edict from the country’s highest authority on Islam

HARAM. The Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI) says wearing a jilbab, or headscarf, but with tight clothing – a trend dubbed jilboobs – is forbidden.