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Is Indonesian Islam tolerant?

  • Achmad Munjid

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Fri, September 14 2012 | 09:18 am

PREMIUM Both in scholarly works and in popular discourse, many people argue that Islam in Indonesia is inclusive and tolerant, unlike that of, say, Pakistan or Afghanistan.

A combination of the strong mystical dimension of Islam in Indonesia and its peaceful penetration in the early period are among the most cited explanations to justify the argument.

Theodor Friend ( 2011 ), for instance,...