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…
Two visitors arrived at the in-patient care section on the fifth floor of Mayapada Hospital at Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, last week. A former minister of education and culture, Anies Baswedan, was a patient there since the previous day, recovering from a virus infection. Visiting officials, from the ministry Anies left last August, had just left the room.