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Submitted by munawar saleh (Indonesia), Oct 31, 2008 at 02:22

If you want to see, what Islam really is? You have to visit Indonesia, where you that Islam is the peace religion. Why?, because Islam in Indonesia spreaded by small group of merchant/trader in the time of declining Empire of Islam. So, not spread by sword.

600 years after Muhammad , Indonesian still the biggest Hindu/Buddhis country in the World, but suddenly,less than 50 years , 200 millions people convert to Islam, not by war, intimidation or swords but by dialog and business. So the Islam in Indonesia is very different with Islam in Middle East

Prophet Muhammad it self, as we know, much more as businessman/merchant than a warrior. More procentage of Merchant DNA than Warrior DNA. That what the Indonesian think about Islam

In the context of democracy, in Indonesia, we do not ask the candidate of President, his/her religion, gender, skin color, middle name. Yes, he/she must believe the God off cource.

It better we remember what Deng Xiaoping ( Chinese Leader), once Said: " I dont mind the Cat white or black as long as they can catch the mouse"

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