Deadly Recruitment Drive
THE amateur video was 75 minutes and 34 seconds long. It opened with Arabic calligraphy quoting verses from the Quran, 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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PRESIDENT Joko Widodo had just ended his sundown prayer at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, on Thursday in mid-April. Vice President Jusuf Kalla approached him, then softly tapped his shoulder. He asked Jokowi his reason for rejecting the nomination of Muhammad Said Didu as the director-general of minerals and coal at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.