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…
Reactions appearing on social media, as observed on an iPad, upset President Joko Widodo. One of the things that upset him most was the comment that the Jokowi administration-which is just over a year old-has suddenly become repressive, much like a reincarnation of Suharto's New Order rule.
On Thursday last week, the President summoned some of his closest aides, those working inside and outside the Presidential Palace.
- Agus Widjojo, Chairman of the Steering Committee, Dissecting the Tragic events of 1965 Tragedy SymposiumA bold action is needed