Sukmawati aside, few Indonesians would dare to change their religion

On October 26, Sukmawati Sukarnoputri, a daughter of Indonesia’s founding president Sukarno, converted from Islam to Hinduism. It is rare enough for ordinary Indonesians to change the religion into which they were born. So when a member of the country’s elite forsook her majority religion for a minority one, it inevitably became a cause célèbre.In response, Indonesians took to social media to express their views on the matter with most Muslims expressing their disapproval, though some came to…

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