Ahmadiyah in Indonesia: A History of Religious Tolerance Under Threat?
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 56-57, 2011
2 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2011
Date Written: April 18, 2011
Indonesia is a multi-religious society with a long history of religious tolerance. Ahmadiyah, a minority religious community that identifies with Islam, has existed peacefully in Indonesia for over 80 years. The Ahmadiyah community in Indonesia, however, is increasingly under threat of attack by radical Islamic groups, and there are ongoing demands from conservative Islamic groups that the state implement further legal restrictions on Ahmadis. An analysis of the recent decision of the Constitutional Court on what is known as Indonesia’s ‘Blasphemy Law’ will show the ongoing risk of Ahmadis being convicted for blasphemy, in addition to threats and violent attacks from radical Muslims.
Keywords: Ahmadiyah, Indonesia, Blasphemy
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