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The future of Islamic intellectualism in Indonesia

  • Amika Wardana

Colchester, UK | Fri, May 11 2012 | 09:49 am

PREMIUM In a show of force, members of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) broke up a book launch and discussion featuring Canadian Muslim feminist Irshad Manji at the Salihara Cultural Center in Jakarta on May 5. It was said that the FPI accused Manji of violating a primary tenet of Islam by promoting homosexuality.

Viewing the incident in a bigger picture, the unjustified action is linked to a serie...

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