Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Photo: Solo Imaji / Barcroft Media via Getty Images
Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Photo: Solo Imaji / Barcroft Media via Getty Images
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Will West Sumatra’s new law lead to more Islamic conservatism in Indonesia?

  • West Sumatra’s new law recognising that the province’s customs are based on Islamic law could expand Islamic conservatism in Indonesia, activists warned
  • In 2019, there were at least 700 Sharia-inspired local regulations and laws in Indonesia, up from 300 in 2014

Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Photo: Solo Imaji / Barcroft Media via Getty Images
Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. Photo: Solo Imaji / Barcroft Media via Getty Images
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