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Islam, Pancasila and atheism

  • M. Syafi’i Anwar

Cambridge, Massachusetts | Tue, June 26 2012 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM Should Alexander Aan live in exile, could he express atheism without facing hatred and threats of beheading? One might wonder why he prefers to live in Indonesia — a predominantly Muslim country — which was reported by the US leading magazine Newsweek as representing “smiling Islam” more than two decades ago.

Unfortunately, Aan is currently facing “angry Islam”. We might argue ...