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Indonesia: Land of Contrasts

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Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and the largest democracy where Muslims are in the majority. There was at least one mosque in every village and even every local airport. The form of Islam practiced in Indonesia is moderate, tolerant, open and pluralistic, according to experts. At the same time, there is rising religious intolerance. According to Andreas Harsons of Human Rights Watch, over the past seven years there have been 430 attacks on churches and houses of worship of minorities.

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