Why does Indonesia have a Hindu national emblem when the country is 86% Muslim?
The Wikipedia article says that --
Garuda, the disciples carrier or vehicle (vahana) of the Hindu god Vishnu, appears in many ancient Hindu-Buddhist temples of ancient Indonesia. Temples such as Mendut, Borobudur, Sajiwan, Prambanan, Kidal, Penataran, Belahan, and Sukuh depict the images (bas-relief or statue) of Garuda...
Why does Indonesia have a Hindu national emblem when the country is 86% Muslim? Why was there no protest if a handful of gentlemen selected Garuda?
For comparison, say, in Bangladesh, which has a similar percentage of Muslims, I think it is unthinkable to select a Hindu symbol as a national emblem.