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India and Indonesia

Reader comment on item: Secularism - Will It Survive?
in response to reader comment: Response to John Bastile: Islam and Secularism can co-exist - and in fact do.

Submitted by Sanjeev (South Africa), Oct 2, 2010 at 09:28

Let me correct you: India is a Hindu majority country with Hindu population more than 80% and it is a secular country.

Indonesia is not secular country and it has a state religion: Islam.

As far as my knowledge, out of 52 muslim majority countries, only 2: Turkey and Senegal are secular countries.

There are muslim majority countries that are tolerant societies in terms of coexistance with religious minorities but they are not secular as they have a state religion and in most cases, your rights are significantly curtailed such as religious freedom, blasphemy if you are either religious minority or an atheist.


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