31 Aug '15, 8pm

Indonesia's battle for a distinct Islamic identity - TODAYonline

Indonesia's battle for a distinct Islamic identity - TODAYonline

With the rise of the Islamic State and the chaos and violence engulfing parts of the Middle East, Indonesia’s Islamic leaders have embarked on a process of self-definition and soul searching. Worried about the possible importation of similar conflicts into the country, the leaders have started to promote more vigorously their own vision of a peaceful and tolerant religion. This started in early 2014 when it became clear that the Islamic State was actively recruiting in the archipelago. In March 2015, alarm bells went off when a video emerged of what appeared to be South-east Asian Malay-speaking children being trained in an Islamic State military camp. While authorities have put in place repressive measures against the terrorist organisation, it is becoming evident that the real battleground is ideological, cultural and educational. This is why the current debate about Ind...

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