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Jakarta Grand Mosque to hold Ramadan fair

SHAFAQNA - To brighten up the upcoming fasting season, the management of the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Central Jakarta, Indonesia, is set to hold the Istiqlal Ramadan Fair 2017, which will take place from May 19 to June 17. The event will offer…

Prosecutors call for 1yr jail term for Jakarta governor in blasphemy case

SHAFAQNA - Indonesian prosecutors have asked for a one-year prison term for Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on blasphemy charges, Reuters reported. Purnama, nicknamed ‘Ahok’, is Jakarta’s first ethnic Chinese governor and the…

Thousands of Muslims rally against Jakarta governor-Indonesian police use tear gas

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SHAFAQNA- Tens of thousands of hardline Muslim protesters rallying against a non-Muslim governor they accuse of blasphemy marched in Jakarta. The protesters marched toward the presidential palace and the office of Governor Basuki Tjahja…

Muslims denounce Jakarta terror attack

SHAFAQNA - Following Jakarta terror attack scholars, clerics, and politicians have come out to denounce such an act of violence, stressing that Islam is not an advocate of violence. The public also came to reject terror militants' ideology,…

ISIL claims responsibility of Jakarta bombing

SHAFAQNA - The Indonesian capital of Jakarta has been rocked by multiple explosions and gunfire that have killed several people and injured dozens more in suspected suicide attacks reportedly carried out by Islamic State militants. At about…