Punk, Porn and Desecration - From Aceh to Jakarta to Jambi
The map of Indonesia in the above slide provides a geographic and legalcontext for this talk in that it shows the emergence of regional sharia legislation
by 2006. The map allows one to appreciate the scale of the attendant success
in the enactment of conservative agendas and the attendant rise of religiousintolerance experienced in the period 2005-2013, so much so that someobservers argue that we are witnessing an engineered sense of a moral crisis
for political ends. While it gives you a basic sense of the changing legislative,
cultural and political context, one first needs to keep in mind, the religiousfatwas against liberalism and pluralism which spearheaded this transformation.Specific religious and political forces lead and collaborate to engineer, legislate
and enforce reformist religious agendas.
The ultimate question is this then
: Is a rising hegemonic sense of conservative national Islamic identity challenging both the original constitutional
charter enshrining pluralism known as Pancasila and thus eclipsing a prior
innately liberal national consensus?