Indonesian Islamic group eyes ‘soft power’ with Spanish church purchase

Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organisation Muhammadiyah plans to buy and convert a church in Spain’s AlcalaAnalysts say the purchase likely hopes to outcompete rival group Nahdlatul Ulama’s influence overseas. NU is Indonesia’s largest Islamic organisation with over 90 million members, more than Muhammadiyah’s 60 million Resty Woro Yuniar Muhammadiyah plans to […]