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Central Java: Islamic radicalism on the rise in Solo mosques
The city is a hub of Islamic extremism. It was also the birthplace of radical Islamist leader Abu Bakar Bashir as well as the refuge of Malaysian terrorism Noordin Top. A radical version of Islam and self-imposed exclusivism favours spread of radicalism.
Suspects in Australian Embassy blast named
Threats made against Catholic school. Stop violence! It is against Islam, says convicted terrorist Ali Imron.
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.
Hunting for the heirs of Noordin Top, al-Qaeda’s top operative in South-East Asia
Police in Jakarta is maintaining a high level of alert following the announcement that al-Qaeda’s chief in South-East Asia is dead. His father-in-law Bahrudin Latif and the man who recruited the suicide bomber who blew up the Marriott Hotel in August are among the possible successors of the Malaysian-born Islamic extremist.
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.
27/05/2010 INDIA – ISLAM
Enough with fatwas that betray the spirit of Islam, Islamic expert says
After a fatwa is issued, saying that women must wear a veil in public places, a debate on Islam and Qur‘anic laws begins in India. Ashgar Ali Engineer, of the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, tells AsiaNews that Islam needs its own Renaissance.
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