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The Indonesian island of Java and the Javanese people.

Aliran Sesat

Posted by patung on October 30, 2007

A great deal of media interest in “aliran sesat” currently, that is stories about Muslim and Islamic sects and cults, most notably the group Al-Qiyadah Al-Islamiyah, who have caused a debate over the “true” nature of Muslim beliefs or otherwise, and the question of religious freedom.

It is an old issue, and there are many other tales of religious deviants being pursued and harassed by Muslim militants, the police, and the courts, not to mention the media. These include the Lia Eden story, and many others:

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Islamic Barbie Dolls

Posted by patung on October 23, 2007

“Muslim” barbie dolls are becoming popular as presents for young girls in Indonesia, is it just business or a deeper cultural shift?

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More Scandals

Posted by patung on September 26, 2007

Some stories of the seedier side of life in Indonesia. A number of sex videos in 3gp handphone format featuring college and high school age young persons are in circulation. A leading newspaper asks the question – do Indonesian girls like blue movies? And local governments are turning back the tide on legal red light districts and is porno coming to Indonesian television screens?

A schoolgirl is threatened by her schoolmates for posing nude.

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Yahya Zaini & Maria Ireva

Posted by patung on December 3, 2006

The Golkar sex video scandal, Yahya Zaini, and Maria Eva.

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Abu Bakar Bashir

Posted by patung on June 17, 2006

News on the release and words of Abu Bakar Bashir.

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Prambanan

Posted by patung on June 10, 2006

News on damage caused to Prambanan temple due to the recent Yogyakarta earthquake.

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Playboy, Second Edition

Posted by patung on June 8, 2006

The Second Edition of Playboy has hit the newstands in Jakarta and Bali.

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Tasikmalaya

Posted by patung on May 16, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/338/preaching-in-tasikmalaya/

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Mob Action in Jakarta

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/287/examples-of-mob-action/

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Dangdut

Posted by patung on April 29, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/297/human-trash-dangdut-singers/

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Traditional Forms of Dress

Posted by patung on April 23, 2006

Traditional Forms of Dress

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Pogroms in East Java 1965-66

Posted by patung on January 10, 2006

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/24/pogroms-in-east-java-1965-66/

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Blasphemy Suspect Charged

Posted by patung on December 31, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/37/blasphemy-suspect-charged/

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Terrorist Jewelry Shop Robbery

Posted by patung on December 30, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/39/terrorist-jewelry-shop-robbery/

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Javanese Christmas Picture

Posted by patung on December 26, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/47/javanese-christmas-picture/

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Christmas Eve High Alert in Jakarta

Posted by patung on December 24, 2005

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/50/christmas-eve-high-alert-in-jakarta/

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Islamic Defenders Front to Guard Churches

Posted by patung on December 21, 2005

Moved to http://www.indonesiamatters.com/57/islamic-defenders-front-to-guard-churches/

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