Originally posted by whodeyCould he really be arrested?
You should listen to the podcast and/or read some of the articles found at that site.
What percentage of the Islamic population support him being silenced?
I haven't seen a poll specifically looking at opinions about the merits of the blasphemy case against him, but polls relating to the gubernatorial election campaign that he's currently contesting suggest that, while his popularity has taken a hit due to the scandal, he still has strong support (regardless of the professed religion of voters) for his stances on certain issues and his call-a-spade-a-spade and irreverent motormouth style ~ and continues to be in with a good chance in a tight race.
By Jakarta standards, the demonstrations and rallies haven't been particularly big. The actual legal merits of the blasphemy case are unlikely to be as significant (in terms of people's opinions) as are the party political maneuvering going on, the partisanship and identity-assertion of certain hard line groups and factions, the destabilize-the-president subplot, and, of course, the disguised [and undisguised] anti-Chinese Indonesian ethnic prejudice that is in play.