Indonesian government urged to counter radicalisation on its own turf

Hate speech against non-Muslims part of Friday sermons at some mosques: Survey

A mosque at a ministry compound in South Jakarta. Strong signs of radicalisation have been discovered at almost half the mosques located in government ministries, state agencies and state-owned companies in Greater Jakarta, according to a new survey.
A mosque at a ministry compound in South Jakarta. Strong signs of radicalisation have been discovered at almost half the mosques located in government ministries, state agencies and state-owned companies in Greater Jakarta, according to a new survey.ST PHOTO: WAHYUDI SOERIAATMADJA

Strong signs of radicalisation have been discovered at almost half the mosques located in government ministries, state agencies and state-owned companies in Greater Jakarta, according to a new survey.

An analysis of hundreds of audio recordings, done by volunteers at 100 mosques between late September and early October last year, showed that radical narratives were spread during the weekly Friday sermons at 41 of them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2018, with the headline 'Jakarta govt urged to counter radicalisation on its own turf'. Print Edition | Subscribe