Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Aceh and Religious Authority

Ana Salvá, The Diplomat, Aceh, Indonesia: When Dating Meets Sharia Law
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Indonesian blogger

Guardian, Garuda Indonesia bans in-flight photos after being mocked for handwritten menu

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Muslim Women in Contemporary Indonesia

New and noted: Eva F. Nisa, Muslim Women in Contemporary Indonesia: Online Conflicting Narratives behind the Women Ulama Congress, Asian Studies Review Discover More…

'Hashtag Islam' review

Review of Hashtag Islam: Seraamedia, Peran Dunia Maya dalam Mempercepat Penyebaran Pemikiran Islam
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Indonesia Terminology Debate

PRI's The World, The world’s largest Islamic group wants Muslims to stop saying 'infidel' Discover More…

Fuadh Naim K-Pop Claim

Jakarta Post/Straits Times, K-pop promotes LGBT lifestyles and free sex, famous Indonesian preacher tells Muslim fans
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Indonesia: Instagram Gay Comic issue

Associated Press/Star Tribune, Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning
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Online Gambling Punished in Aceh

AFP/NDTV, Indonesia's Aceh Whips Men For Sharia-Banned Gambling, 11 Dec 2018
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Indonesia Censorship

AFP/South China Morning Post, Village in conservative region of Muslim-majority Indonesia yanks Wi-fi over porn-surfing pupils
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"Smart Pakem" Blasphemy App

Independent/Reuters, Indonesian app that allows uses to report 'misguided' religious beliefs criticised by human rights groups, 28 Nov 2018
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Indonesia transgender haven

Reuters/NBC, In Indonesia, transgender women find haven in Islamic boarding school, 16 Oct 2018
"Founded in 2008, the Pesantren Waria Al-Fatah school in the Indonesia city of Yogyakarta, is a safe space for "waria," as the trans community is locally known."
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