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27 Dec, 2014

Muslim-majority Indonesia observes peaceful Christmas – The Jakarta Post

The country observed a peaceful Christmas on Thursday, which was marked by an unusually large number of Muslim government officials publicly sending “Merry Christmas” wishes to Christians nationwide, a move that many see as controversial in a country with the most Muslims in the world.

One of the high-profile officials who wished Christians a “Merry Christmas” was Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, who has been praised for his progressive stances on many issues, particularly on the rights of religious minorities.

“For joyful Christians, Merry Christmas. May peace be on Earth. May it fill your hearts with peace. May we continue to live in harmony and love,” Lukman said from his Twitter handle @lukmansaifuddin on Thursday morning.

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