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Indonesian muslims angry over new banknotes

Indonesian muslims angry over new banknotes

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Several muslim groups in Indonesia are angry at the central bank of that country.

They are evil, because on the recently released new banknotes and coins, important women in the history of Indonesia without the veil, are shown. Also interferes with their that five of the eleven depicted as “national heroes” no muslims are.

A conservative foundation from Aceh, demanded on Tuesday that the new currency note of 1000 rupiah (0,07 euro) in order to be taken. There is the vrijheidsstrijdster Tjoet Nja Meuthia (1870-1910), which against the Dutch-Indian colonial administration moisture, but as they then got dressed, without a headscarf and veil.

The central bank announced that the national heroes are not chosen on the basis of their religion.

With more than 190 million muslims, Indonesia has muslim inhabitants than any other country. The vast majority is moderate. Since a few years, the influence of conservative groups, however, noticeable.

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