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

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Melissa Crouch

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 18, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Crouch, Melissa Amy, Ahmadiyah in Indonesia: A History of Religious Tolerance Under Threat? (April 18, 2011). Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 56-57, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1814346

Melissa Amy Crouch (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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