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ISLAMIC SHARIAH WHO IS AFRAID, A CASE STUDY IN ACEH

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Two men a pair of gay at the whip in the yard of Lamgugob Mosque, District Syiah Kuala. They are convicted of sexual misconduct. They were caned 83 times. The sentence is reduced 2 times or two months of detention, according to the judge’s verdict. Continue reading

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SAMUDERA PASAI AS THE FIRST ISLAMIC KINGDOM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Genealogically, Islam in Indonesia or even Southeast Asia should not forget Pasai as the first point of Islamic-Malay civilization, not merely a replication of Indian or Arab, or Chinese traders or travelers. Continue reading

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HOW TO PREVENT HOAX, A SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL

The human brain, functionally as simple as a pencil. The simplest tool, perhaps a little grandiose when we expect the brain to give birth to something big. But there is no harm in trying, maybe beyond our expectations, maybe the brain can find ways that can reduce defamation. Continue reading

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HISTORY OF SUGAR

These people are only estimates. But because of sugar, Europeans are looking for colonies to grow sugar. New world exploration begins, colonialism followed by oppression takes place. The history of sugar is no less vile than most other tropical products. Strangely, sugar thirst is universal. And sugar is the only product whose production and consumption go up over the last 10,000 years. Continue reading

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HISTORY OF SARONG

So this story begins with a sentence, in ancient times. An unknown genius finds a very precious object: a sarong. The shape, a hundred square centimeters of fabric, various shades, two edges linked lengthwise. The English call it sarong and certainly imitate the word Malay, “sarung”. Although they are reluctant to use it. Continue reading

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AGAINST TRADITION IS ACTUALLY VERY OLD TRADITION

People often say that tradition hinders progress. Actually, the human is wrong. No one can escape the past. If young people oppose it, it is also part of the tradition. But if we stick to tradition and do not make changes, then our progress will be too late. It is not the fault of tradition, but our own stiffness. Sticking to tradition or mocking traditions, as well as very old traditions. Continue reading

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MESSAGE FROM THE MIRROR

MESSAGE FROM THE MIRROR. That’s one of the illusionary sources of misunderstandings about why the right and left are visible opposite in front of the mirror. Illusion? Means the opposite of the right-left is equal to the top down? Continue reading

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BEFORE THE PRINCE

A STORY BEFORE THE PRINCE. A fictional story, which tells Machiavelli met Giuliano de Medici. Inspired himself to write The Prince. The starting point of a book of legends, the rest is history. Continue reading

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CUMBOK WAR, A SOCIAL REVOLUTION IN ACEH (1946-1947)

CUMBOK WAR, A SOCIAL REVOLUTION IN ACEH (1946-1947) The Blood of the People Revolution and the End of Traditional Rule in Aceh. Continue reading

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DIFFERENT NARCISSUS

Old roots have passed often disappeared when history does not tell all, it is (possible) a legend into a saga damned. Maybe not yet known, and it was time unknown. It started in the South ancient Greece, a country that will not be found in the present, but only debris. The broad market, famous for silk result. Blessed with water from rivers and creeks, full of grace produce a good, peaceful and prosperous. Built in a mountainous area, The magnificent town was named Thebes, the city’s gate stood Greece. But the years of peace and prosperity did not last long. Continue reading

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