Despite angry protests at home over his visit to Israel a top Muslim leader from Indonesia’s 60-million-member Sunni organization, Nahdlatul Ulama, is scheduled to deliver a message of tolerance in Jerusalem.
By The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
A leader of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization is visiting Israel this week, braving angry protests at home in order to spread what he calls a message of interfaith compassion.
Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million-member Nahdlatul Ulama, a traditionalist Sunni Islam movement, is in Israel to attend the American Jewish Committee’s international conference in Jerusalem.
The world’s largest Muslim country, Indonesia does not maintain diplomatic relations with Israel, and strongly supports the Palestinians. Continue Reading »