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…
Over a dozen unfinished columns of reinforced concrete stood erect at the steam-powered power plant (PLTU) 2 project site in Tanjung Gundul, West Kalimantan last week. There was no sign of construction activity at the 45-hectare complex. Some of the steel from the unfinished support columns was rusty.