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Muhammadiyah rejects hard-liners, promotes moderate Islam

  • Safrin La Batu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, June 6 2017 | 12:07 am

PREMIUM When critics began questioning Indonesia’s global reputation as a tolerant Muslim-majority democracy, all eyes were on the country’s two biggest Islamic organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, which together have been called the face of Indonesia’s moderate Islam.

Work to promote moderate Islam seemed to slowly collapse when increasingly strong and divisive sectarianism ...