State restrictions on the Ahmadiyya sect in Indonesia and Pakistan: Islam or political survival?

  title={State restrictions on the Ahmadiyya sect in Indonesia and Pakistan: Islam or political survival?},
  author={Fatima Z. Rahman},
  journal={Australian Journal of Political Science},
  pages={408 - 422}
  • Fatima Z. Rahman
  • Published 3 July 2014
  • Political Science
  • Australian Journal of Political Science
Indonesia and Pakistan have both adopted state policy that restricts the religious freedom of a minority heterodox sect, the Ahmadiyya, which is viewed by mainstream Muslims as a non-Muslim minority. This outcome is somewhat puzzling as there is a great discrepancy between the institutionalisation and formal privileging of the dominant religion – Islam – in the two Muslim majority states. I find that the similar outcome is attributable not to the institutionalisation of Islam in the state, but… 
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