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Women soldiers wearing headscarves, Islamic fundamentalism’s next goal
Islamic parties call the proposal made by some Islamic media outlet a “great idea.” Fear prevails in the population which has so far seen the army as the guarantor of the state’s secular nature and a pillar of Indonesia’s multi-ethnic society.
Christians and Muslims afraid that Sharia Law might be imposed
Religious minorities are concerned about the election of Muslim fundamentalist Hidayat Nurwahid to the presidency of the People's Consultative Assembly.
Islamic Veil: Muslims and Christians in favor of the French prohibition
In Padang, Islamic law is now imposed on all
The controversial local laws inspired by sharia are now being applied to non-Muslim citizens. Female students who do not wear the headscarf are suspended, and few have the courage to rebel, because of fear of reprisals from fundamentalists.
Islamic parties "booming" in Bangladesh
The country's intelligence services and Election Commission have noted a significant increase in the number of Islamic parties and organisations over the past 27 years. Some analysts warn that the country might be entering a phase leading to the election of an Islamic government.
European-style reforms save Erdogan from constitutional court ban
In rejecting the request to dissolve the governing party and exclude its leaders from political life, the court had affirmed in July that the AKP is "the focal point of anti-secular activities," but will not be dissolved because it is promoting the reforms requested by the EU, and those in favor of women and non-Islamic minorities.
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