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Islam in Indonesia

Indonesian Policewomen Can Wear Hijab While on Duty

Source : iwpeace.com / 21 Nov 2013

Muslim leaders in Indonesia have welcomed a recent decision by the national police to allow policewomen to wear the hijab while on duty, a move that promises to quell long-standing complaints.

On June 20th, National Police chief Timur Pradopo announced that he would revoke the ban, and he has since assigned a team to draft new rules on policewomen and hijab, The Jakarta Post reported.

 

Protests against Miss World continue in Indonesia 

Source : AP / 6 Sep 2013

Indonesian Muslim hard-liners resumed their protests Thursday against the Miss World pageant, as organizers insisted that the event would go on as scheduled this weekend on the resort island of Bali.

In Jakarta, the capital, about 1,000 members of Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia rallied outside the building housing the local organizer of the contest.

 

Study: seven out of every ten Muslims in Indonesia want Shariah

Source :The Jakarta Post / 20 May 2013

More than 70 percent of Indonesian Muslims are supportive of sharia law and want it to be a legal code in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, according to a study by the US-based Pew Research Center.

The study, released earlier this month, also found that nearly half of Indonesian Muslims approved of corporal punishments — known as hudud — such as stoning for adulterers (48 percent) and amputation for thieves (45 percent).

 

Indonesia tourism drive targets Saudi families

 

Source : Fouzia Khan / 6 May 2013

Indonesia has launched a major drive to attract more Saudi tourists this year. Its new two-day promotion ended at the Mall of Arabia this week.

The Indonesian Consulate General in Jeddah, which organized the event in coordination with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, and Garuda Indonesia, was upbeat about the campaign and hoped to receive many more Saudi families during the year.

 

Indonesia tourism drive targets Saudi families

 

Source : Fouzia Khan / 4 May 2013

Indonesia has launched a major drive to attract more Saudi tourists this year. Its new two-day promotion ended at the Mall of Arabia this week.

The Indonesian Consulate General in Jeddah, which organized the event in coordination with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, and Garuda Indonesia, was upbeat about the campaign and hoped to receive many more Saudi families during the year.

 

Largest Muslim Nation

Source: By S.M.H.Akbar/"Hajj and Umra"magazine/December/2009

Indonesia is the most populous Muslim-majority nation in the world. Muslims account for nearly 88 per cent of the population of more than 200 million.

 
 

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