Religious intolerance continues to cause much concern in Indonesia. Recent survey data has revealed that intolerance has increased further since the blasphemy conviction of former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama in 2017. In May this year, Indonesia also saw deadly terror attacks in Surabaya, prompting fresh fears about the spread of radical ideology among ordinary Muslims.
In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr. Charlotte Setijadi discusses the phenomenon of rising intolerance towards minorities in contemporary Indonesia with Dr. Sandra Hamid, The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Indonesia. Listen here.