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A. Fatih Syuhud

A. Fatih Syuhud is CEO of Pondok Pesantren Al-Khoirot Malang and Consultant at Konsultasi Syariah Islam . Currently he has authored seven books on Islam and Indonesia. He is blogging at fatihsyuhud.com in English, fatihsyuhud.net in Bahasa Indonesia, and fatihsyuhud.org in Arabic . Follow him at facebook.com/fatihsyuhud, Twitter.com/fatihsyuhud and Google Plus

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Latest posts by A. Fatih Syuhud

Indonesia: Kidnapping Children for Ransom

Nobody in Indonesia feels sure as to what motivates the criminals to abduct a child to serve their purpose. One thing is clear this trend is growing and it grows...

Bachelor Degree for President and the MP's Laptop

In political arena every move becomes political, or considered to be political if it's not in line with certain interest of particular segment of political elites. That's exactly what's happening...

Indonesia: Floods that Paralysed the Capital and its People

Indonesia again gets international media intention for yet another natural disaster. This time the capital Jakarta has gone through the worst floods in five years. The floods paralysed everything –...

Indonesia: Internet Outage and Flood in Aceh

There is nothing worse for Indonesian bloggers in particular around the new year eve but to see the sudden temporary “demise” of internet connection. The cause as reported by Budi...

Indonesia: Polygamous Holy Man and MP's Sex Scandal

There is nothing more ovelwheming than the conversations among Indonesian blogosphere these past few weeks. The talk involves two occurences that looks similar but are actually unrelated – Aa Gym's...

Bush and Indonesia Islam

If you watched CNN or BBC before and during Bush's visit to Indonesia, you would see a sea of protersters in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta with slogan of anti-Bush and to...

Celebrating Eid ul-Fitr the Blogger Way

Some Indonesian bloggers still talk about Eid ul-Fitr, or something to do with it, days after it passed for various reasons. Agus Setiawan at Blogonesia, for example, discusses the recent...

Another Indonesian Minister Blog and a Mourning Week

As I wrote here, Indonesian Housing Minister Yusuf Asy'ari becomes the second Minister to start blogging after Minister of Defense Juwono Sudarsono went blogging a few months back. His blog...

Indonesian Blogger Confronts US Media View on Indonesian Muslims

Here is a stark example on how people from different cultures see the same thing differently. And how bias and pre-occupied notion on certain issue and on certain people or...

61st Anniversary of Indonesia's Independence Day

In commemorating the 61st anniversary of independence day, Indonesian bloggers have many ways to celebrate it. Agusti Anwar highlights the meaning of flag as a symbol of nation and nationalism:...

Breastfeeding Day and Indonesian Minister Blog on Middle-East Conflict

When citizen journalists or ‘ordinary’ bloggers are making political statements on current Middle East conflicts between Israel and Lebanon, they are usually talking with their hearts. They write whatever they...

Middle-East War and Indonesian Blogger Divided Responses

Echoing the international media headlines on current conflicts in the Middle East between Israel-Lebanon and Israel-Palestine, Indonesian bloggers post similar topics with various comments and responses; pros and cons, supports...

Indonesia: One Day without TV

Can we live a day without TV? Many Indonesian bloggers almost simultaneously posted a piece about a day without television to commemorate National Children Day on July 23. Many of...

Israel condemnation and the Cause of War and Conflicts

Many Indonesian bloggers respond to the current brutal and terror act against civilians in Palestine and Lebanon with disgust and condemnation. Indra Pramanawho is very concerned about the current escalation...

Indonesia Double Take to Israel and Looking at the Future

Politics, sport, business towards Israel Ahmad Qisai at Politics and Society highlights the ever growing tension between Israel and Palestine and Indonesian government decision to boycot the playoff of the...

Indonesia Growing Good Blogs, Hatemails and Asia Blog Awards

Indonesia blogosphere this last two years has witnessed the growing and heartening development of good blogging and quality bloggers to cheer about. This, for most reason, due to the emergence...

Indonesia: World Cup Fever & Minister Blog

Despite Indonesia never reaches final round of Football/Soccer World Cup post-1945 of its independence, soccer has always been the most favorite sports ever in the country. So, no wonder then...

Playboy Indonesia and Two Contradictory Opinion

There are two interesting contradictory responses regarding the second edition of Playboy Indonesia which was released from its new office in Bali. Budi Putra thinks that the second issue is...

How to Help Indonesia Earthquake Victims

Members of International community who are very concerned with the Indonesia earthquake where the death toll exceeds 5,000 and many more thousands injured now can visit Merlyna Lim's blog where...

Special Indonesia Earthquake Blog

The helps and donations which come from around the globe on the 6.2 richter scale earthquake in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia have been heartening. Indonesians outside Yogyakarta also watch the...

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