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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Deadly Recruitment Drive

THE amateur video was 75 minutes and 34 seconds long. It opened with Arabic calligraphy quoting verses from the Qur’an, followed by a series of photographs of violence involving the Muslim community in Indonesia. An upbeat nasyid song played in the background. The lyrics repeatedly called on Muslims to carry out jihad.

The first 15 minutes of the video were about the history of clashes between Islamic…



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Smoothing the Transition

PRESIDENT Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) immediately congratulated Joko Widodo when the General Elections Commission (KPU) named him as the country's president-elect. In a telephone conversation on Tuesday night two weeks ago, Yudhoyono also offered to help during the transition period. "We want the transition process to go smoothly," Jokowi told Tempo, two weeks ago.