Indonesian Pop Star a Soldier in the Culture War within Islam

[Washington Times] Mona Charen - Ahmad Dhani, a devout Muslim and Indonesia's leading pop star, has a tune that topped the charts called "Warriors of Love" The lyrics are derived from the Koran and Hadith: "If hatred has already poisoned you against those...who worship differently, then evil has already gripped your soul, then evil's got you in its damning embrace." Dhani is a soldier in the culture war within Islam. With 190 million people, Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country - but its religious culture is far more tolerant and humane than that of Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim lands.

2007-09-12 01:00:00

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