Victim Not Surprised By Light Sentence


The Bekasi district court on Thursday sentenced a man who threatened a Batak Protestant Congregation (HKBP) church pastor Palti Panjaitan, to two months in jail and six months probation.


Religious Intolerance ‘Cannot Be Justified’: SBY


President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono sought on Friday to defend Indonesia against accusations that the republic was descending into greater religious intolerance.


Indonesia urges religious tolerance


Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on Indonesian citizens to boost religious tolerance and respect diversity.


Indonesians angered over hard-line Ramadan raids


The head of Indonesia's largest Muslim organization called Monday for the disbanding of a hard-line Islamic group after a pregnant woman was killed in a car accident during illegal raids to curb prostitution during the holy month of Ramadan.


Religious Conflict Not a Problem in ‘Tolerant’ Indonesia: Minister


Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Minister, in an apparent attempt to downplay the nation’s rising tide of religious intolerance, suggested that inter-faith strife is “human nature” before calling the country “the best… in the world” in terms of religious tolerance.


Religious Intolerance Down Slightly in Indonesia: Setara


Violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims on East Java’s Madura Island and an attack on an Ahmadiyah community in West Java are among the 282 cases of religious violence in Indonesia reported in the first half of the year.


Indonesian leader gets religious 'statesman' award


Indonesia's president has accepted a statesmanship award from a U.S. interfaith foundation that says it hopes to encourage him to promote freedom of worship and tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.


Minorities decry Indonesian president's award



Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to accept Jewish rights award despite implementing a slew of decrees targeting minority groups.


Religious minorities unite for freedom


Next to a sealed Ahmadi mosque in Bekasi is a plot of land with leafy trees and damp earth. To get in one has to squeeze through a gap between a tall iron gate and the wall of a residence on the other side.


US criticized over response to Indonesia attacks


The U.S. expressed concern Thursday over increased attacks on religious minorities in Indonesia, but human rights groups accused Washington of downplaying the problem as it looks to forge stronger relations with Jakarta.


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