Tempo English Weekly

Opinion / Column

Terror from Corruptors

The vicious attack on Novel Baswedan may be linked to one of his cases. An independent fact-finding team must be set up.

The DeObama Missiles

President Donald trump tries to restore his nation’s position as the ‘world policeman’, by declaring Syria, not ISIS, as the enemy.

Much Commotion About Cinemas

The proposal to apply the movie ticket sales system with the Creative Economy Agency has sparked protests. A compromise is needed.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Many Faces of Conservatism

Playing With the Fire of Conservatism

The most recent study by the State Islamic University (UIN) in Jakarta yielded surprising -- and worrying -- results: over 80 percent of the respondents rejected the idea of a non-Muslim leader and the establishment of other houses of worship in their areas.

UIN's Islamic and Social Studies Center (PPIM) conducted the study on 500 schoolteachers of (the Muslim) religion in five provinces at the end of last year. Some respondents also rejected the idea of educators of other faiths teaching in a public school.