Taylor Luck writes for The Christian Science Monitor.
After voters ousted the party that had ruled Malaysia since independence from Britain, some are looking to improve interfaith relations—starting with getting to know each other.
Women were fully engaged in these protests, as demonstrators rejected past divisions such as between Islamist and secular groups.
Salafism, a puritanical strand of Islam originating in Saudi Arabia, has sought to take over mosques and communities since the country’s 2011 revolution.
The movement reveres and follows the teachings of an 85-year-old Saudi Arabian cleric.
Even al-Qaeda supporters criticized the killing of more than 300 people at Friday prayers.
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