Many social media users in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation have been praising the man who attacked author Salman Rushdie. Photo: AFP
Many social media users in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation have been praising the man who attacked author Salman Rushdie. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Major Indonesian Islamic groups say Salman Rushdie stabbing ‘regrettable’, as some netizens cheer attack

  • Some social media users in Indonesia justified Hadi Matar’s violent act against Rushdie, reasoning that ‘freedom shouldn’t be used to insult religion’
  • Indonesian Islamic organisation, Muhammadiyah, said the attack should not have taken place, and Matar’s actions do not represent any group or religion

Many social media users in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation have been praising the man who attacked author Salman Rushdie. Photo: AFP
Many social media users in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation have been praising the man who attacked author Salman Rushdie. Photo: AFP
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