How much should be Indonesia worried about the country’s future?

The campaign before Jakarta gubernatorial election was described by daily Jakarta Post as the dirtiest, most polarizing and most divisive the nation has ever seen. As incumbent governor Basuki Purnama is Christian and has Chinese roots also the question of religion and nationality played the role in the campaign. In your opinion what does this campaign tell us about Indonesian politics and society, would you agree with Jakarta Post description or not and why? Read few comments.

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Sadiq Khan: The first Muslim Mayor of London. What does it mean?

Labour’s Sadiq Khan is the first Mayor of London who is a Muslim. But also campaign showed that his religious belief was used against him as he was accused that he has links to extremists. Now many people hail his election as possible tool of fighting extremism. So what does his election mean for British society in your opinion? And maybe even broader as it is still very rare for such high profile European politician being a Muslim. Read few comments.

Sadiq Khan. Credit: http://www.sadiq.london/

Sadiq Khan. Credit: http://www.sadiq.london/

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President Obama makes first visit to US mosque

President Barack Obama has just visited a mosque. How important or unimport do you find this and why? read few comments.

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Irregular quote of the day

Simon Winder, Author of The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal History of James Bond, for The Guardian in “Why James Bond is a Religion”.

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Justice for Farkhunda. But will it happen in Afghanistan?

After the lynching of innocent woman by mob in Kabul there is a hashtag #JusticeforFarkhunda, there are protests and the Afghan government said it will have to work on measures, and this incident will bring a lot of changes. So from your point of view what changes are necessary to prevent similar violence in the future and how optimistic or pessimistic are you about implementing any changes that could make a difference? Read few comments.

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Merry Christmas for Christians of Middle East? Hardly everywhere

Pope and patriarch have recently condemned Middle East persecution of Christians. If you look at processes that we are witnessing in the Middle East region how important is the question of preserving Christian communities in the region, do you agree that they are under some increased pressure or not, and why? Read few comments.

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Vatican synod concluded: What is its message?

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