Our friend Christian Overman writes wonderful material at his blog Worldview Matters, a platform we enthusiastically recommend to our readers.
A DMF reader (thanks, Clark Dahl!) recently brought to our attention something Christian posted a while back, Not Part Of The Muslim Mindset.
His article opens with a little-known observation and an intriguing question:
Many non-Indonesians are surprised to learn that 87% of the Indonesian population claims to be Muslim. In fact, Indonesia has more Muslims than any other nation on earth. The number exceeds the number of Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Yemen, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan combined!
How did it happen that this part of the world, so far from the Middle East, came to have such a large number of Muslims?
He goes on, of course, to answer that question. What he has to say may surprise you. (Hint: DNA president wrote about it in his book, Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide.)
Go here to read Christian’s answer for yourself!