Day: May 23, 2012

Official Hypocrisy in Indonesia

Editorial : Lying for the country The Jakarta Post The trouble with Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa is that he has probably spent too much of time traveling abroad to really understand what’s going on in his own country. On Monday he said the government has done enough to protect the […]

Indonesian Decree- to Protect or Prosecute Ahmadis

In June 2008, the Yudhoyono administration issued a decree requiring the Ahmadiyah sect to “stop spreading interpretations and activities that deviate from the principal teachings of Islam.” The government said the decree was necessary to prevent violence against the sect, but local governments used the decree to write even stricter […]


وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ ذِي ارْتَضَىٰ لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا ۚ  Allah has promised to those among you who believe and act righteously, that He will surely make them Successors (khalifas) in the earth, […]

How much should we worry about Egypt?

Dr Jarmo T. Kotilaine ARABNEWS After the tumultuous events that led to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak from the presidency of Egypt in February 2011, the country remains amidst a protracted transition with significant economic ramifications. There are a number of uncertainties on the political front, the most important of […]