The Washington Post recently ran an inspiring article, “Rock Star Rattles Radical Islam,” about Ahmad Dhani and the Indonesian popular music group Dewa. Their popular song “Warriors for Love” is a counter to radical political Islamism and a call for peace and social harmony.
Dewa work closely with an outstanding group based in Indonesia, LibForAll. They have published in Bahasa Indonesia a book on Islam, the State, and Civil Society. My colleagues at the Lamp of Liberty are working with LibForAll to produce a full edition in Arabic, thus taking an Islamic message of toleration and freedom from Indonesia to the Arab world.