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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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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Minister from Texas

ARCANDRA Tahar, 45, described himself as a simple person who returned home after a 20-year stay in the United States. He was clearly unaware of the 'jungle' that awaited him when he took up a ministerial position in President Joko Widodo's cabinet. "I was too naive and didn't watch my back," Arcandra told Tempo last week.