America at a Crossroads: Struggle for the Soul of Islam: Inside Indonesia
"Struggle for the Soul of Islam: Inside Indonesia" explores Indonesia’s long history of moderation in its practice of Islam and how Islamist radicals have made the country a flash point in the global war on terror. The film provides an inside look at how this fledgling democracy, with its moderate Muslim majority that practices Islam markedly differently than in the Middle East, is struggling to control the rise of religious extremism. A potential model for Muslim democracy emerges, if Indonesia can succeed in containing the terrorist threat.
Executive producer: Ann Derry, New York Times Television
Producers: Ken Levis and Calvin Sims
Airdate: April 19, 2007 at 10 p.m. Check local listings.
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Two girls with covered heads in school in Tangerang, Indonesia.
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Ki Joko Bodo, a Muslim shaman, helps clients by combining traditional Indonesian rituals with Muslim practices.
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A wedding in Java, Indonesia, combines traditional Indonesian culture with Muslim practices.
Courtesy New York Times Television
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Indonesian Muslim Cleric Soleh Mahmud, with the Islamic Defenders Front.
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