Religious freedom in Indonesia

A survey

Authors

  • Thomas Schirrmacher

Keywords:

Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Saudi Arabia, Islamism, extremism, freedom of religion, Christianity, Islam, Ahmadiyya

Abstract

As a secular democracy Indonesia guarantees religious freedom. The vast majority of the quarter of a billion Indonesians lives in relative freedom. But a certain wahhabization of the country assures, that extremist groups fight Ahmaddiyyas, Christians, Shiites and other Muslim and non-Muslim groups. The government on the one side actively fight the idea of a Muslim state, but as one Islamist party is a coalition party, often does not act to protect minorities.

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Published

2021-10-08