Posts with tag: NU

Talking Indonesia: Nahdlatul Ulama's new leadership

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With Indonesian democracy increasingly under threat, what is the role of the country's largest Islamic organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama? How will its new leader shape the organisation? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Alexander R. Arifianto in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Rifts within NU and PKB complicate road to 2024

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The National Awakening Party (PKB) is sometimes described as the political vehicle of Islamic organisation Nahdlatul Ulama (NU). So why was PKB leader Muhaimin Iskandar absent from the swearing-in ceremony for the new NU leadership team?

Mobocracy? Counting the cost of the rallies to 'defend Islam'

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Police Chief Tito Karnavian has said that about AU$7.65 million was spent on security for the rallies to "defend Islam" on 4 November and 2 December. But as Ihsan Ali-Fauzi writes, these material costs are only part of the picture. Of far greater significance is that the protests have eroded the foundations of democracy and undermined the influence of "moderate" Muslim leaders.

Islam Nusantara: a local Islam with global ambitions?

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Indonesia’s largest Islamic organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), is promoting Islam Nusantara — its vision of an inclusive and peaceful Islam — as a counterweight to violent extremism. What exactly is meant by the concept? And what can Islam Nusantara offer the broader Muslim world? Dr Nadirsyah Hosen examines the movement.

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