Irsyad Rafsadie is a researcher at PUSAD Paramadina. He has co-authored “Policing Religious Conflicts in Indonesia” and co-edited “Basudara Stories of Peace from Maluku: Working Together for Reconciliation.”
While former Muslim militants swap bullets for ballots in Central Sulawesi, a community in West Nusa Tenggara appears to be going the other way, write Ihsan Ali-Fauzi, Irsyad Rafsadie and Siswo Mulyartono.
The conviction of Meiliana, after she complained about the noise of a nearby mosque, has shocked Indonesia. PUSAD Paramadina researchers examine Meiliana’s complaint in detail, and the violence that followed, showing how hate was mobilised to convict her.