All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.

— Abdurrahman Wahid

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If we cling to the institution of Islam, then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it, so because of this we see now that many people are defending states, defending territories, defending everything institutional in the belief that they defend Islam.

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I am a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.

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I do not like violence.

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I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence, and that we can move towards democracy without violence; that way, God will allow it.

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Democracy can be sustained and developed only by people who understand its essence.

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Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam... second, the culture of Islam.

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