publication . Article . 2019

Monopolizing Religious Blasphemy Law Interpretation in Indonesia: The Strategy of Lawfare and the Exercise of Power

Hary Widyantoro; Fredy Torang W Munthe;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2019 Journal: Mazahib, volume 18, issue 2 (issn: 1829-9067, eissn: 2460-6588, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IAIN Samarinda
The article explores the process of monopolizing Blasphemy law interpretation by several Islamist groups and its impact on the freedom of religion in Indonesia. Even though the result of blasphemy cases in the national context is predictable, the local context shows a different dynamic. This article examines several religious blasphemy cases locally, such as Otto Radjasa’s in Balikpapan, Sukmawati’s in Jakarta, and Ganjar Pranowo’s in Central Java. It seeks to answer how has religious blasphemy been defined and interpreted by the Islamist group and how each interest has influenced the group interpretation and strategy to bring the offenders of the blasphemy law ...
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free text keywords: lcsh:Islamic law, lcsh:KBP1-4860, Interpretation (philosophy), Politics, Power (social and political), Freedom of religion, Blasphemy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Law, Hegemony, Lawfare, Context (language use), Political science
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