Al Makin

Al Makin is a lecturer in the sociology of religion at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (UIN) in Yogyakarta.

Al Makin writes that as long as Indonesians remain a pious people oriented toward religion, new religious movements like Gafatar will continue to emerge. Both the government and Indonesian citizens need to accept this fact. Photo by Jessica Helena Wuysang for Antara.