We have friends and family members that won’t come to Indonesia because they fear for their safety. We want them all to know that this fear is unfounded. We have been living in Indonesia for 3 years and we have never been threatened by Muslims, in fact, all of our neighbors are Muslims and they are extremely friendly people.
We have been invited to Muslim weddings and other special holidays, and they are overjoyed to have the opportunity to share their lives with us. We have visited several police departments–not while on official business, and they have been very helpful in giving us information about Indonesian life.