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Indonesia: Majority of Muslim clerics reject suicide, support democracy: poll

Sunday, February 1, 2009, 22:56
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Seventy-five percent of 250 senior clerics polled in Jakarta condemn the practice of suicide bombing in jihad or ‘holy war’. The survey, conducted by Jakarta’s Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, also discovered 78 percent of these clerics believe democracy is the best form of government for Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim majority. In addition, only 31 percent supported introducing sharia or Islamic law. Since the fall of dictator Suharto and his 32 year New Order regime the country has seen much volatility and religious extremism.

Source: Antara News Agency http://www.antara.co.id/en

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