You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed — and horrified — by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia’s ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both troubling and inexplicable, wondering, “Don’t the Saudis understand that ISIS threatens them, too?”

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Govt awards hero title to war veterans

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled on Friday to hand the title of national hero to four people for their contributions to the country before and after the 1945 revolution.

Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa said Thursday that the awards would be given during a ceremony at the State Palace in Central Jakarta.

“So tomorrow at 2 p.m. there will be an award ceremony to bestow the title of national hero on four people,” she said during her opening speech, while visiting the veterans of the Seroja operation in Bekasi, West Java. Continue reading

Indonesia must embrace role as ‘leader’ of moderate Islam

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World’s ‘religious melting pot’ can learn from Egypt and Tunisia about how to deal with Islamic extremism

One of the many challenges facing Indonesia’s current government is re-establishing the country’s unique geographical, cultural and ideological identities.

Presently, there is a concerted governmental effort to augment Indonesia’s power by introducing its “maritime-axis” foreign policy to fully take advantage of its strategic geographical position.

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In Malaysia, ‘Allah’ Is Reserved for Muslims Only

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia — As the students knelt in a circle at a Christian kindergarten near the shores of the South China Sea, a 6-year-old girl in pigtails read out a chapter from a children’s Bible: “Sepuluh hukum dari Allah” – God’s Ten Commandments.

Technically, she broke the law.

According to a series of government orders and rulings by Malaysia’s Islamic councils, the word for God in the Malay language – “Allah” – is reserved for Muslims. Malay-language bibles are banned everywhere except inside churches. State regulations ban a list of words, including Allah, in any non-Muslim context. Continue reading

Who Demands Khilafah Just Get Out of Indonesia

Banner ini di bagikan oleh pengguna facebook di page media Islam Muslimedianews, isinya adalah “TAKFIRI WAHABIST, WHO DEMANDS KHILAFAH JUST GET OUT OF INDONESIA. GO TO UNIHABITED DESERT ! RESPECT THE DIVERSITY OF OUR NATION !!! KICK HIZB UT TAHRIR OUT”. Continue reading

The First International Conference on Indonesian and Turkish Islam

The first International Conference of the Turkish Branch of Nahdlatul Ulama discuss the way of reinventing Islamic tradition in the global civilization https://www.facebook.com/thefirstinternationalconference

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The First International Conference On Indonesian And Turkish Islam

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Efforts aimed at establishing the Islamic khilafah through political means are only echoed by those who do not understand about Islam

Muslimedianews.com, East Java ~ Efforts aimed at establishing the Islamic khilafah or “golden age” of Islamic rule, through political means are only echoed by those who do not understand about Islam.

Syrian prominent Muslim scholar Sheikh Wahbah Az-Zuhaili made the remarks on the sidelines of an international ulema meeting held by the International Conference of Islamic Scholars (ICIS) here on Sturday (29/3/2014). Continue reading