Doctor forced to leave her hometown after receiving threats for ‘insulting’ FPI leader Rizieq on Facebook

A doctor by the name of Fiera Lovita had to leave her hometown of Solok, West Sumatra, after she received threats from hardline Islamists over Facebook posts that they deemed to be “insulting” to Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq

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Man arrested for allegedly creating fake chat between top police brass implying FPI leader’s sex scandal was engineered

The National Police yesterday announced the arrest of a social media admin, identified as 23-year-old HP, for allegedly spreading hate speech

Man arrested for allegedly creating fake chat between top police brass implying FPI leader’s sex scandal was engineered

FPI leader Rizieq Shihab suspected of having been given special ‘invitational’ visa by Saudi Arabian government

But why would Saudi Arabia grant Rizieq such an exceptional visa? Why would they be happy with him?

FPI leader Rizieq Shihab suspected of having been given special ‘invitational’ visa by Saudi Arabian government

Police arrest three people linked to Kampung Melayu suicide bombings

Indonesian police arrested three people on Friday suspected of being linked to suicide bombings in Jakarta, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks that...

Police arrest three people linked to Kampung Melayu suicide bombings

Kids in Jakarta chant “kill Ahok” during Ramadan parade in troubling viral video

In what is the exact opposite of the peaceful spirit of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a viral video showing a group of kids singing about hatred and violence in Jakarta has...

Kids in Jakarta chant “kill Ahok” during Ramadan parade in troubling viral video

Jakarta suicide bombing kills three police officers

National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto told reporters that two suicide bombers had been involved in the attack and three police officers had died.

Jakarta suicide bombing kills three police officers

Indonesian police steamroller alcohol before Ramadan

Indonesian authorities typically make a show of seizing large quantities of drink and destroying it in the run-up to Ramadan in a reminder to Muslims to abstain from drinking...

Indonesian police steamroller alcohol before Ramadan

New police taskforce to target Indonesian gays

Police in Indonesia's most populous province plan to deploy a taskforce to investigate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activity, a move likely to fuel concerns of a...

New police taskforce to target Indonesian gays

GNPF-MUI alleges two bloggers to be behind Rizieq’s sex scandal, blames news site for making issue viral

The National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema Council’s Fatwa (GNPF-MUI) claims that they now know the identity of the people behind the “engineering” of an...

GNPF-MUI alleges two bloggers to be behind Rizieq’s sex scandal, blames news site for making issue viral

Celebrity cleric Arifin Ilham threatens to report satirists to police for making fun of his video about polygamy

The family of Indonesian celebrity cleric Arifin Ilham has threatened to report three people to the police for defamation after they made a satirical video in which they poked fun...

Celebrity cleric Arifin Ilham threatens to report satirists to police for making fun of his video about polygamy

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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.