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democracy | politics | right-wing

Extremism and Defense of Democracy

If we focus on policing acceptable political ideas via the state, we do more to undermine democracy than to secure it.

December 2, 2021
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Islam | Religious Left | political religion

Seeing a Religious Left

Exploring the vibrancy of the religious left and how secularism has hindered our ability to “sight” it

June 29, 2020

Ahok | blasphemy | free speech | Indonesia | Islam | politics | sharia

Rethinking Blasphemy in Indonesia and the Fiqh Tradition

World media have reported on the blasphemy conviction of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the Christian governor of Jakarta known as Ahok, with familiar oppositions of liberal-democratic norms and hardline Islam. Fears of the sharīʿa transgressing into the pu...

June 8, 2017