Playing with Fire in Indonesia
Publication Date: April 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Walter Lohman
Keywords: Asia and the Pacific; PKS; Ahmadiyya; islamist
Indonesia is an extraordinarily resilient society. Its tolerant culture, religious traditions, and diversity cannot be easily subverted. Ample proof resides in what has proven a successful, centuries-long struggle with Islamism and its precursors--a triumph enshrined today in Indonesia's 10-year-old democracy. But Indonesia's democracy is more than a shrine. It is the battlefield in a continuing struggle of ideas.