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National Geographic: Facing Down the Fanatics

September 23, 2009

Asia Foundation Country Representative in Indonesia, Robin Bush, is an expert on Islam, politics, and development in Indonesia and wrote the book Nahdlatul Ulama and the Struggle for Power within Islam and Politics in Indonesia, She spoke with National Geographic Magazine’s Michael Finkel about the cultural and political roles Islam plays in Indonesia. In the piece Dr. Bush says, “Islam in Indonesia is a huge tent under which all voices can talk to each other.” Read the full article.

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