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From the biggest Hinduism country to the biggest Islamic country

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in response to reader comment: History of islam in Indonesia

Submitted by b soetoro (Indonesia), Jan 26, 2010 at 10:32

Lady, Its very interesting to search why one of the biggest hinduism country in the world( Majapahit) become the biggest Islamic country in the world(Indonesia) on 1520, and nothing reported big war in between. Its just happened less than 1 hundred years before Dutch/European coming to Indonesia and even Portugal already presented in that region on 1511(Malacca). Some historian said that because Islam spread in Indonesia by merchant. So spreading of Islam not by sword but by business activities. Until today the clerics family usually was the businessman and rich. The ancestor of Geert Wilder tried to break the muslim business chain with practiced monopolized of the trading and established Verenigde Oost Indiche Compagnie(East Indian Company) or VOC. Monopolize System of VOC made peoples of Indonesia become more sympathy to Islam day by day


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