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Islamic parties at an impasse, need reform to avoid the worst

  • Andi Rahman Alamsyah

Jakarta | Mon, February 25 2013 | 10:33 am

There are two interesting facts about Islam in Indonesia. First, more than 87.18 percent of the country’s total population is Muslim. Second, there has been an escalation of Islamic expression since the 1990s, such as women wearing veils, laws and bylaws influenced by Islam, the publication of Islamic books and the proliferation of Islamic banking, clinics, housing complexes and dormitories.