Category: Jeremy Menchik

Why some countries are immune to Islamic radicalization

World Politics Journal Jeremy Menchik, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The modern world is rife with radical and violent manifestations of Islam. Many Muslim countries face violent insurgencies from extremists, as these groups continue to strengthen, expand, and proliferate… Expert quote: “Indonesia provides strong evidence that if you allow Islamic […]

Transgender Muslims Find a Home for Prayer in Indonesia

New York Times (subscription required) Jeremy Menchik, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies As the call to prayer boomed over this midsize university town on a recent Sunday evening, rows of conservatively dressed Muslim women laid out their prayer mats, bowed toward Mecca and murmured prayers in Arabic… Expert quote: “The […]

Amnesty slams Indonesia’s ‘oppressive’ blasphemy laws

Deutsche Welle Jeremy Minchik, College of Arts & Sciences A new report by Amnesty International accuses Indonesia of upholding blasphemy laws which the rights group views as fueling harassment, intimidation and attacks against religious minorities in the Southeast Asian nation… Expert quote: “Yet Indonesia is unusual in that the law is extended to prosecute heresy […]