31 Mar '15, 2am

Teach the virtue of radical moderation ! @LowElsielow54 @NonVitalTooth @billtay25 @kuabt @arifsetia2013

The latest survey of Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace should come as a dire warning: The poll of nearly 700 students from 76 high schools in Jakarta and 38 high schools in Bandung shows that 7% of respondents agreed with the Islamic State movement’s aim of establishing a global Islamic State – meaning one in every 14 students agrees with the militants’ aims. Those surveyed who agreed with Isis’s mission said they did so because they believe the IS has established an Islamic caliphate. More worrisome, the students said they agreed that Indonesia’s five founding principles, Pancasila – which enshrine the right to religious freedom and tolerance of others’ beliefs – should be replaced with a universal Islamic ideology. The ability to accept others’ beliefs as equally valid to one’s own is perhaps the highest virtue – and one we must teach in schools. Radical moderatio...

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The latest survey of Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace should come as a dire warning: The poll of nearly 700 studen...