Saturday, September 06, 2008

Welcoming Ramadan: The audacity of sanity

Opinion and Editorial The Jakarta Post

Al Makin , Heidelberg , Germany | Thu, 09/04/2008 10:16 AM | Opinion

During the weeks before Ramadan, the Islamic fasting month, we received good news and bad news. That Mahfud MD, the new head of the Constitutional Court, slammed sharia bylaws in less than 24 hours after being sworn in is good news. That a Muslim mob has driven Christians to leave their campus is bad news.

Many members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) went to the streets again to demand both their leader's release from police custody and the banning of Ahmadiyah, horrifying news. Minister of Religious Affairs Maftuh Basyuni guaranteed the government will not issue any Presidential regulation to outlaw Ahmadiyah, which is a relief.

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