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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INDONESIAN PRESIDENT Joko Widodo had prepared two pages of a speech he intended to read during the opening of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) conference in Sanur, Bali, last week. He was helped by Minister/State Secretary Pratikno, who was accompanied by two State Secretariat staff. They discussed it on the back porch of the State Palace in Central Jakarta.