Плэйбой и мулла

Недавно Индонезия стала свидетелем двух драматических выходов: одним из них было освобождение из тюрьмы радикального мусульманского духовного лидера, другим – выпуск дерзкого журнала для мужчин его редакторами. И Абу Бакар Башир и Плэйбой теперь на улицах и на виду у общественности, но ни один из них не является настолько важным, насколько утверждают его противники. Однако, их выход и общественные споры, которые они вызвали, глубоко затрагивают продолжающуюся борьбу Индонезии за свою идентичность – борьбу, которая в последнее время заметно изменилась.

Абу Бакар Башир - радикальный мусульманский духовный лидер, которого осудили за то, что он благословил первый теракт в Бали в 2002 году, а некоторые подозревали его в том, что он благословил гораздо больше. Его имя числится в списке террористов ООН, и несомненно Индонезия и весь мир чувствовали бы себя безопаснее, если бы он все еще был в тюрьме.

Но его освобождение само по себе не является, как считают некоторые, доказательством того, что Индонезия становится более радикализированной. Башир был освобожден по той простой причине, что этого требовал закон: он отсидел свой 30-месячный срок.

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