The issue of preventing radicalism and extremism in Indonesia is expected to be done by all parties, including Muhammadiyah and Nahdatul Ulama.

As stated by Dr Zuly Qodir in the External Peer Review “Research on the Role of Moderate Islamic Organizations in Counteracting Violent Extremism: Case Study of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah” on Thursday (5/9) at the Ibis Tamarin Hotel Jakarta.

Dr Zuly Qodir explained that Muhammadiyah and Nahdatul Ulama were organizations that had an essential role in preventing extremism. The majority of the Muslim population in Indonesia disagrees with extremism and therefore needs cooperation from all elements of society.

The International NGO Forum organized this activity on Indonesian Development (INFID) to open up exploring policy recommendations that can be made by the government based on research findings. The External Peer Review also presents government representatives, academics, practitioners, experts, and the media.