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The political power play behind the whipping of gay men in Aceh

The political power play behind the whipping of gay men in Aceh

News that gay men in Indonesia are being whipped by order of the sharia police has shocked the world, but we should look at politics, not religion.

Jokowi hanging by a thread as Indonesian general backs Islamists, rounds on Australia

Jokowi hanging by a thread as Indonesian general backs Islamists, rounds on Australia

General Gatot Nurmantyo has long been suspicious of outside actors and has not trusted Australia since its UN-sanctioned intervention in East Timor in 1999.

Devil’s in the details: did the <em>Tele</em> fall for a jihadi hoax?

Devil’s in the details: did the Tele fall for a jihadi hoax?

The Daily Telegraph has gone to town on a Facebook page put up by "jihadi scum". But the page might not be all that it appears ...

Rundle: after <em>Hebdo</em>, the world enters political limbo

Rundle: after Hebdo, the world enters political limbo

Both the Right and the Left have eschewed any attempt to sensibly comprehend and politically locate the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Eight factors that shape how Muslims see the West

Eight factors that shape how Muslims see the West

While Tony Abbott would have us think the West's hands are clean, a look at our actions in the Middle East reveal plenty of cause for resentment, writes Scott Burchill.

Rundle: attacking IS will bring the caliphate into being

Rundle: attacking IS will bring the caliphate into being

Taking on the Islamic State will require the West to make some uncomfortable friends. Are we going to arm Hamas? Hezbollah? Is al-Qaeda or Assad our best hope now?

Razer’s Class Warfare: we hide their dead — and ours — in a war we have no stomach for

Razer’s Class Warfare: we hide their dead — and ours — in a war we have no stomach for

Islamic State militants have released a video of the murder of American journalist James Foley, while American drones slaughter children in secret. Who is the barbarian here?

Rundle: Iraq on the brink will change the world, for good or ill

Rundle: Iraq on the brink will change the world, for good or ill

Crikey's writer-at-large ponders the next stage in the crisis unfolding in Iraq -- a situation where the world will not come out as it went in.

Rundle: Brandis’ most important value is not free speech, it is whiteness

Rundle: Brandis’ most important value is not free speech, it is whiteness

George Brandis is a champion of free speech -- except, of course, if such speech is "dangerous" or "extremist".

Crikey Clarifier: what’s so dangerous about Uthman Badar?

Crikey Clarifier: what’s so dangerous about Uthman Badar?

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas has scrapped a lecture on "honour killings" -- murder of women said to have brought shame on their families. The talk's author now says the cancellation was due to racism, and he would never defend honour killings. Crikey intern Rachel Clayton looks at the facts.