I wanted to speak to this separately.
Why have a government at all if the religion holds power?
Why not just a social sector within the mosque to deal with what and Iranian government would do?
I can see why in ancient days the king would have sanctioned a religion but I cannot see why a religion would sanction a government.
Care to opine.
hahahahah. I can't answer for Iran or Afghanistan, but in Indonesia it's a decoy until they convert everyone to Islam.
In its conception, Indonesia was supposed to unify Dutch colonies in east asia. Except that they went over that and claimed Papua + Timor + etc as well.
In the beginning, they wanted to make Islamic republic as well. Then they realized that many regions in Indonesia are still Hindu and Christian and Buddhist. These regions will separate if Indonesia becomes Islamic country.
Even until now, there are still separation groups - who want Papua to separate from Indonesia. Papua is mostly Christian. Bali is like 70% Hindu now, was 100% Hindu before.
Honestly, I don't trust the government at all. Indonesia's government treat muslims just that much better, and they seek on Islamizing everything. They imported a lot of muslim Javanese to Bali, appointed muslim head of government who build a lot of mosques, and Balinese people do know about it. They actually try to censor Balinese ethnic clothes as well, LMAO.
When East Timor separated from Indonesia, you know what they did? Complain about how Islam won't be able to propagate there. Oh wow, definitely top priority right?
These Islamizing is something many locals notice. Mosques are getting louder and louder, and unless you have a big enough organization to protest about it, there's nothing you can do.
Not to mention that under Indonesia's constitution, Paganism was basically erased and every pagans are converted to Islam as default. Because this (pagan) village is 100% muslims, why not we just build mosques there? Oh great idea!!
Not to mention the history book and how they began erasing the history of Indonesia's Hindu kingdom. They only teached the Islamic ones... Yeah great.
Indonesia's history is being erased, and nothing we can do about it.
I don't trust muslim government, not even one bit. Every single public school is basically a madrassah now. You go to public school you learn Islam. What if you're not muslim, where do your children go? Private school. Can't afford it? Boooooooooo! Sucks to be you. If the community is big enough you might be able to demand another religious education, but really nothing you can do about it.