Friday, November 09, 2007

On Immigrants Divided: Muslim and Christian

"Muslim in a Bus," uploaded on September 21, 2007 by Mon Solo on flickr

Greg and Sara have returned from Baha'i pioneering in Indonesia. They now have contact with Indonesians in Colorado where they live now. Sara notes a division among Indonesian immigrants. -gw

We've also been attending various events taking place in the Colorado Indonesian community. I still can't get over seeing little Muslim girls with their heads covered wearing velvet dresses, thick tights, and winter coats - after Indonesia, the contrast is so shocking to me. I expect to see flimsy summer dresses and bare feet every time I see one of them! Strangely, it seems that the Muslim and Christian (predominantly of Chinese decent) Indonesian populations continue to remain separate in America.


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