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Submitted by Lady (Indonesia), Nov 14, 2009 at 02:43

Mr Soetoro,

Yes, true, most of Indonesian are good muslims. Hillary Clinton was correct to say that to see the example how muslims lives in peace, we must go to Indonesia. When for many many years Indonesians live in peacefull life without considering races, religions or languages differences. But she was not 100% correct, because Indonesia also has similar problem too, when those fanatics marked their existance by serial bombs in some area of Indonesia. Those fanatic waging war against non muslim, they against their own seculer government who they think bows too much to the west (the infidel). In the other words is, they think Indonesia must be an islamic state under islamic law. Thanks God, Indonesia government now is very tough in term of eliminating those fanatic groups or people who has aim to islamize South Asia. I guess it will never happen.

But look at some areas in Indonesia, Aceh and Padang provinces started to apply shariah inside seculer Indonesia state. It's wrong!! It's against the philosophy of Indonesia state establishement to be a seculer state. This tendency will marginalize each religion and race within Indonesia state. Each of the race in Indonesia will have insecure feeling, probably will start to feel treaten by those islamist, then maybe in the future, the others will follow the same way, to apply their own religions into their own area. We can imagine, what is going on in the future? In one state of Indonesia, we have different law base on religion which can not be accepted by all Indonesians? This is distracting the peace of life of Indonesians which consist of many tribes and religions. Who starting this? Islamist right? For what?

You may have heard they start to apply a law to lash people in public. Many people complain, but it still happening. My question is, why the central government of Indonesia allow it? Is the general law of Indonesia which accepted by all must be dropped on behalf of shariah law? Indonesia is not an islamic state, but a seculer state. But this tendency to apply shariah in 2 provinces already a starting point to the view of "Islamize" Indonesia?

I guess, Indonesia central government afraid to be too tough just because it branded as against islam and it will hurt good muslims. But prise to Indonesian government to try to separate the good muslims (who can live in peace with non muslim) and bad muslims (who is arogantly prise themself to kill others and think that they are the only people who will go to heaven even after killing others)

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