Not everyone is happy with the design of the new banknotes recently released by Bank Indonesia. But a Twitter user’s sectarian rants against the banknotes — which feature 11 national heroes — may have crossed the line and could result in criminal charges.
Dwi Estiningsih, the owner of Twitter account @estiningsihdwi, was reported to the police for allegedly spreading hatred after posting a tweet saying that five of the 11 heroes featured in the new banknotes are kafir (infidels).
On Dec. 19, Dwi, who has over 23,000 followers, wrote: “How amazing this Muslim majority country is. From hundreds of heroes, five out of 11 are kafir heroes.”
Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population, but the country upholds a national motto of “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (Unity in Diversity).
Yeah, this is going to end well. 88% of Indonesians are Muslims.