14 March 2017
Amid concerns that hardline voices are growing, the leader of the world’s largest Muslim group, Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), is confident that the moderate way of Indonesian Islam will hold firm.
Not one of the NU’s 60 million members is a terrorist, Dr Said Aqil Siradj said yesterday at a talk organised by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
“We are still huge. We have 22,000 pesantren (Islamic boarding schools), 240 universities affiliated to NU and 800,000 mosques throughout Indonesia. Nobody, not even one body, has ever been involved in terrorism,” he said.
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Last updated on 15/03/2017