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Idul Fitri 2011

Happy Idul Fitri Mohon maaf lahir dan batin. May these joyous days bring happiness for you and your family.

By: Jack Lato & Emma Kwee Idul Fitri is the most important day on the Islamic calendar. Cleansed and a few pounds lighter, millions of Indonesians return home...

Sultan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Kuala Terengganu

Parts of a Whole: Malaysia as an Islamic State

By: Melissa Lin Malaysia is one of the few examples of an Islamic state fused with a modern capitalist system. To discuss the role that Islam plays in Malaysia, and...

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Impossible ideal?

Cosmopolitanism might appear to be a concept tailor-made for Indonesian conditions. Diverse peoples have lived side by side in the region for ages. Linguistic difference...

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A Green Hajj?

By: Kafil Yamin 300.000 Indonesian Muslims, along with around 3 million pilgrims, return from Mecca annually and leave behind 100 million plastic bottles. Unless...

Rambo 2, SBY, Idul Adha

Idul Adha & the Inevitable End of Rambo 2

By: Jacobus E. Lato In the last two years, Idul Adha in Indonesia has meant the end for Rambo. Last year Rambo 1 was killed and today Rambo 2 was bitterly slain. It...

Idul Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice

Idul Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice...

Lady GaGa in Atlanta, By Will Folsom

Lady Gaga, Hard-liners and The Police in Indonesia

By: Jacobus E. Lato In a corrupted society, such as Indonesia; good and evil are often found on the same surface of the coin, which in turn holds the majority down. The...

Imam Muda Logo

Imam Muda – Will the Pious & Progressive Please Stand Up?

By: Adline A. Ghani These days, there’s a reality show for anything and everything under the sun, from babies in beauty pageants to grownups with social disorders....

Ramadhan and the sharing of love in my neighborhood

By: Jack Lato Ramadhan comes, inspires and changes my neighborhood. Several days before the holy day, my Muslim neighbors exchanged foods and snacks with each other,...

Bambang Teddy, FPI Leader

Inside the Islam Defender Front, Interview with an FPI Chief

By: Putri Fitria The Islam-Defenders Front (FPI) is an Islamic mass organization that has been allotted a quite large portion of media coverage in the last few years....