» 07/12/2012, 00.00
A Muslim and two Christians lead in Jakarta politics
Solo Mayor Joko Widodo wins first round in Jakarta's gubernatorial elections. Backed by Islamist parties and President Yudhoyono's Democratic Party, the outgoing office holder suffers a major loss. Solo Deputy Mayor Hadi Rudyatmo, a Catholic, and Basuki Thahaja Orunama, a Sin-Indonesian Christian, play a key rule in Widido's win. All three are known for their work against poverty and corruption.
Fears of new attacks rise as Islamic terrorism targets Jakarta
Two failed attacks in the capital raise the alarm level. Government buildings and police stations are the new targets of Islamists' 'holy war'. In Russia, President Yudhoyono calls for the area to be "sterilised". Three die in a gunfight between police and young extremists.
Abu Bakar Baasyir free to fight for Sharia
The Muslim clergyman, who was involved in the 2002 Bali bombing, walked free today. He reaffirms his support for the imposition of Islamic law. Growing concerns over the country's Islamisation push lawmakers to ask president to stop it.
Explosive books to set up an Islamic state in Indonesia
Radical groups carry out attacks against civil society figures and government officials. Would-be victims are deemed pawns in the hands of the Americans and the Israelis. The goal is to set up a state governed by Sharia. Like Pakistan, Indonesia is becoming a hostage to extremists.
Jakarta shuts down 22 pro-Islamic State websites
The targeted sites are no longer accessible via Indonesian servers because they contained "false teachings" of Islam. After years of doing nothing, the government took direct action against online radicalism.
Moderate Muslims and Islamists clash over Chinese New Year
Controversy surrounds the celebration. For extremists, it is a non-Islamic, Buddhist celebration, and should therefore not be observed. For moderates, it is part of the country's tradition and culture. President Yudhoyono is criticised for failing to protect minorities and stopping fundamentalism.
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