Well not yet, but it would be true if the fundamentalists had their way. From Reuters:
More than 1,000 Indonesian Muslims gathered in front of the presidential palace on Sunday to press the government to ban a Muslim sect that has been branded heretical by most Muslims.
An Indonesian government team is drafting a decree that will ban the Ahmadiyya sect, which views itself as Muslim but has been branded a heretical group by the Indonesian Ulema Council, the secular country’s highest Muslim authority.
Chanting “Allahu Akbar (God is Great)” and “Disband Ahmadiyya”, the members of the Indonesian Muslim Forum (FUI), a group of about 50 Muslim organisations, urged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to issue the decree.
The FUI also asked the government to capture Ahmadiyya’s leaders and seize all its assets.
You may have your reasons for agreeing with these Indonesian fundamentalists, but I personally will always support the Ahmadiyya. Why you ask? Well, despite (or perhaps because of) their idiosyncratic beliefs, they are principled dissidents against the growing Wahhabi-Salafist sway over Muslims in South Asia. They face persecution in Bangladesh and Pakistan and now Indonesia.
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