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Excited to be speaking tomorrow on "Religion and the Crisis of Belonging" at @BYU's Religious Freedom Annual Review

Amazing lineup of speakers and topics—read more here: religiousfreedom.byu.edu #rfreview
If you're at @BYU's #rfreview tomorrow, I'll be doing a book signing for #IslamicExceptionalism at 11:30am
If tweeps are at BYU's #rfreview, I'll be signing copies of #IslamicExceptionalism at 1130am-12 (amzn.to/2ISeuhN). Come and say hi if you're here!
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Fascinating and important piece by @krithikaltheory in @foreignpolicy on the role of Islam in #Indonesia's presidential election

Includes some of my thoughts: foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/17/isl…
"The two made an odd pair on the campaign trail, a metalhead and former furniture salesman paired with a 76-year-old cleric. Last weekend, Jokowi held an enormous campaign rally in South Jakarta that was more like a rock concert, which concluded with a stadium-wide mass prayer"
As I note here, democratization and Islamization tend to go hand in hand in the Middle East as well as Southeast Asia, and #Indonesia is an example of how it can play out: foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/17/isl…
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This is an excellent piece by @AkyolinEnglish on blasphemy in Islam. Are anti-blasphemy protests about religion or (identity) politics—or both? lawliberty.org/liberty-forum/…
Anti-blasphemy protests are not about protecting the sacred per se, but about protecting what the group holds sacred, and these are different things
This is interesting: Georgetown's Matthew Anderson interviewed Egyptian Christians who think blasphemy against Islam should be a crime punishable by law
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