Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Saturday, August 10, 2002

The two small groups trying to push Sharia onto Indonesia withdrew under threat of massive defeat in the People's Consultative Assembly.

Earlier this week, NU and Muhammadiyah leaders warned that introducing syariah could increase friction between the Muslim majority and other religious groups. 'Giving formal acknowledgement to one religion, directly or indirectly, will certainly lead to disintegration,' they said in a statement.

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