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Obama visit hoped to encourage pluralism

  • Abdul Khalik

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, March 15 2010 | 09:47 am

PREMIUM As thousands of followers of the conservative Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir, held demonstrations Sunday against the planned visit of the US President Barack Obama, human rights activists said they hoped he would foster greater respect for pluralism. From continued violence against Ahmadiyah followers to the burning of churches across the country, scholars and activists admit there are many pitfalls ...