Responding to Stones with Tofu
Irwan Masduqi’s Islamic boarding school in Yogyakarta was nearly torched because he loudly spoke up for tolerance. His school accepts non-Muslim students.
JUST before the Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice), Irwan Masduqi, 37, remembered an experience he had eight years ago. The school which he runs, the Assalafiyah Mlangi pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Nogotirto village, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta, was nearly burned down by a group of people. He was accused of making Christianization efforts.
On the second night of Idul Adha in 2012, his students took part in a theatrical presentation competitio...