Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman ‘thankful’ after being sentenced to death for masterminding terrorist attacks in Indonesia

The South Jakarta District Court this morning sentenced one of the most infamous terrorist figures in Indonesia, Aman Abdurrahman, to death for his role in masterminding numerous terrorist attacks in Indonesia, including the 2016 attack in Sarinah, Jakarta.

Religion

On the Road Again: Indonesia heads home for Eid

On the Road Again: Indonesia heads home for Eid

Millions of Asia’s Muslims were on the move Wednesday as they headed for home towns to celebrate with relatives the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy fasting...

Waking up the neighbors: Jakarta’s Ramadan alarm clocks

Waking up the neighbors: Jakarta’s Ramadan alarm clocks

Most of Jakarta is fast asleep at 2:00 am, but for Fajar Ramadin and his pint-sized comrades it’s time to wake up the neighborhood. The motley group of children yell and...

National Police say Rizieq Shihab’s pornography case may be dropped

National Police say Rizieq Shihab’s pornography case may be dropped

Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) founder Rizieq Shihab’s days as a fugitive in Saudi Arabia might be coming to an end soon.

Vice Governor Sandiaga Uno says 40 mosques in Jakarta infiltrated by radicalism

Vice Governor Sandiaga Uno says 40 mosques in Jakarta infiltrated by radicalism

Following last month’s deadly terrorist attacks in Surabaya and Riau, alarms have been raised about the growing religious extremism throughout Indonesia and officials warn that...

FPI leader Rizieq says he’ll sue Instagram in international court for removing his photos with Prabowo, Amien Rais

FPI leader Rizieq says he’ll sue Instagram in international court for removing his photos with Prabowo, Amien Rais

Rizieq Shihab's next crusade will be against... Instagram?

French man issues apology to Muslims after video of angry rant about mosque loudspeakers goes viral

French man issues apology to Muslims after video of angry rant about mosque loudspeakers goes viral

Blaming it on anger and a lack of knowledge about Bahasa Indonesia, French national Frank Jean Pierre Schulthess issued a video apology to the Muslim people for his angry rant...

WATCH: Man ‘bathes’ in cash-filled bathtub, promises to donate money to needy for Ramadan

WATCH: Man ‘bathes’ in cash-filled bathtub, promises to donate money to needy for Ramadan

Ramadan blessing usually comes in the form of spiritual enlightenment for Muslims, but for this guy, it supposedly came in the form of so much cash that he could bathe in it.

Beer Garden in Jakarta faces potential closure for allegedly staying open without alcohol permit during Ramadan

Beer Garden in Jakarta faces potential closure for allegedly staying open without alcohol permit during Ramadan

Indonesia’s Civil Service Police (Satpol PP) often target warungs (small, informal restaurants) that stay open during daylight hours during Ramadan, usually in accordance with...

Universitas Indonesia says it will punish and expel students joining radical organizations

Universitas Indonesia says it will punish and expel students joining radical organizations

Following the terrorist attacks in Surabaya and Riau about two weeks ago, worries related to religious radicalism have been thrust to the forefront of concerns here in Indonesia....


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Coconuts Jakarta Religion

Like Indonesia as a whole, Jakarta is made up of predominantly Muslim citizens, but there are also large percentages of the followers of the other five religions officially recognized by the Indonesian constitution. There are, of course, instances of tension among religious groups in Jakarta, which are often sparked by politics. But Jakarta’s citizens, regardless of their religion, have lived in peaceful coexistence and understanding of one other throughout the vast majority of the capital's history, a testimony to the inherent tolerance and moderation of its people.