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Indonesia, Islam and democracy: A perspective

  • Blake Respini and Herdi Sahrasad

San Fransisco/Jakarta | Fri, February 5 2010 | 10:36 am

PREMIUM There are currently hundreds moderate Muslim organizations in Indonesia, many of them set up following the fall of President Soeharto in May 1998. The nurturing of these civic organizations may be as important to the future of Indonesia‚Äôs democracy as is the curtailment of extremists.  Furthermore, simple political maturity, such as developing true parties with accountability and that stand...