"Protracted conflicts in Muslim societies bring shame to the Ummah (Muslim community) and tarnish the good name of Islam."I kind of like that "democratic deficit."
In many non-Muslim circles "Islam has unjustly been associated with violence," Yudhoyono added.
"We must disabuse the world of this terrible misconception," he said, calling for greater efforts against 'Islamaphobia' in the West but also greater democracy in Muslim nations.
"We must strive for good governance and attend to our democratic deficit."
Friday, March 14, 2008
Top Muslim president calls for peace jihad at summit
Indonesia's President calls for a Peace Jihad noting that the Muslim image in the world is poor: