Members of a choir get ready to sing Christmas songs in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Members of a choir get ready to sing Christmas songs in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia

Indonesia’s festive tradition? Arguing if Muslims can say ‘merry Christmas’ or not

  • Some clerics want the saying banned, while others see no harm in it – and many laypeople on social media are simply tired of arguing about it
  • Analysts say the perennial nature of the debate shows how deeply entrenched identity politics have become in Indonesian society

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Members of a choir get ready to sing Christmas songs in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Members of a choir get ready to sing Christmas songs in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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