Another example of how millions of Muslims are just as concerned about the rise of ISIS as anybody in the West. A few reminders prompted by this article: One, Saudi Arabia – a supposedly key U.S. ally – is a leading exporter of radical interpretations of Islam (Wahhabism) to other countries. Two, Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, and it is a secular country. (Bonus: India is #2, and it’s a democracy.) And three, Christianity has had its own struggles with more radical and more liberal interpretations.
Indonesians Seek to Export a Modernized Vision of Islam
By JOE COCHRANE
Published: May 1, 2017
The youth wing of Nahdlatul Ulama, an Indonesian Islamic group, is pressing governments around the world to bring Islamic law into line with 21st-century norms.