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I believe your facts are faulty Mr Soetro

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Submitted by stanley b (United States), May 22, 2012 at 18:46

You make the assumption that Indonesia was populated by Muslims because there were a few traders? It is another ploy by Muslims to make everyone assume that there has always been a majority of Muslims so that they can make the argument that every land is eligble for holy Jihad because at one point in history it (allegedly) was Muslim. The fact that there was a Muslim presence (admittedly a documented one as opposed to made up ones in other cases) does not extrapolate to there being a Muslim majority that was killed by the Dutch. In fact, it is far more likely that other native tribes were the victims, at least as much if not more.

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Both Indonesia's colonial and republican governments have favoured Hindu and Buddhist sites in Java in their allocation of resources for excavation and preservation, with less emphasis on the early history of Islam in Indonesia. Funds, both public and private, are spent on the construction of new mosques, rather than the exploration of old ones.[2] Before Islam was established amongst Indonesian communities, Muslim traders had been present for several centuries.

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