Blaspheming religion vs blaspheming humanity

AL KHANIF, The Jakarta Post Jakarta | Fri, December 23, 2016 | 09:09 am In the past few months, Indonesia, particularly Jakarta, has been on high alert for massive protests to persecute a person accused of blaspheming a religion. The reactions of people and organizations supporting the protests demonstrate their choice of…

Islam Nusantara Solusi NU Hadapi Tantangan Masa Depan

AL KHANIF, Islam Nusantara Jember, 31 August 2015 Islamnusantara.com, JAKARTA – Sejak digulirkan beberapa bulan lalu, Islam Nusantara, yang menjadi tema besar muktamar NU ke-33 di Jombang telah memantik kontroversi. Meskipun para penggagas Islam Nusantara sudah menjelaskan bahwa terminologi “Nusantara” tidak dimaksudkan untuk mendirikan mazhab baru didalam Islam, namun tetap…

Questioning a theistic, secular Pancasila to protect religions

AL KHANIF, The Jakarta Post London | Mon, June 1, 2015 | 06:14 am Since its introduction to Indonesian polity 70 years ago today, Pancasila has faced challenges ,particularly in equally protecting all religions in Indonesia as enshrined in its first principle, Belief in One Supreme God. This principle can be…