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Bishop warns of growing Islamic extremism in Indonesia

Catholic World News - October 11, 2011

An Indonesian bishop has warned about the growing presence of extremist Islam in Indonesia--the nation with the greatest number of Muslims.

“Increasingly it is being demanded that Church schools offer Islamic religious instruction as soon as a few Muslim students are enrolled,” said Bishop Hubertus Leteng of Ruteng. Muslim-Christian tensions, he went on to say, are “characterized more by economic segmentation and ethnic rivalries and have more to do with the political system than with the nature of Islam itself.”

3% of the nation’s 228.5 million people are Catholics, according to Vatican statistics. 6% are Protestant, and 86% are Muslim.

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