A transnational movement has penetrated in Indonesia to nullify and perish the Shia sect, which has existed in the region since the fourth century. In Java, Sunni and Shia co-existence occurs mostly in areas far from the access of religious green light, such as in the domain of art and culture
After the 9/11 attack in the United States, Saudi Arabia cut short its backing to Wahhabism due to global pressure and from the united states. Actually, Saudi Arabia also tried to present its good image to the world so that it would not be pointed as an exporter of terrorists.
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The author hails from Gilgit Baltistan and is doing his master degree in Human Rights and Democratization from the University of Sydney and University of Gadja Mada Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He can be reached at: email@example.com