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Muslim millennials prone to intolerance: Study

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 24 2018   /  12:53 am

Growing up in an era with greater access to communication, media and digital technology, Indonesian millennials have a good opportunity to learn skills and qualities to be successful in their future.

However, frequent interaction with information channels without proper guidance may instead make them prone to radical and intolerant teachings, a study on the religiousness of Muslim millennials has said.

“A tsunami of information makes them overwhelmed. They don’t know what they should hold on to. As a consequence, they are [emotionally] unstable and prone to intolerant views,” said Chaider S. Bamualim, coordinator for the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture (CSRC), in an event to disseminate the study’s results in Jakarta on Friday.

The study involved more than 900 young Muslim activists aged between 15 and 25 years in 18 cities and regencies. Cond...