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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Shari’ati

It is not enough to say we must return to Islam. We must specify which Islam: that of Abu Zarr or that of Marwan the Ruler.... Islam of the caliphate, of the palace and of the rulers... Islam of the people, of the exploited and of the poor.

Ali Shari’ati

Iran in the 1960s. The Shah rules and SAVAK, the feared security police, are at work…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.