Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim nation – by far. Some 230 MILLION of its citizens – almost 90% of the population – subscribe to that faith. The interpretation of Islam most usually associated with Indonesia is tolerant – but is that changing. Recent changes to laws on extramarital sex and ‘blasphemy’ suggest a turn towards intolerance. With its history of Islamist terrorism should we be worried about this? Borealis weighs in with his thoughts on the matter.
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd., a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.