Prejudice at the Polling Booth
When 121 million Indonesians went to the polls to vote in the country's first direct presidential elections in 2004, Wahyu Adi Nugroho was not among them. It was not apathy that kept him away. It was 15 kilograms of steel and rubber. Nugroho, 35, is from Pundong in Bantul, Yogyakarta. He used to use a wheelchair, and he could not vote because his local…
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Orders from Aman Abdurrahman, the leader of Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, came from Kembang Kuning prison on Nusakambangan island last December. According to sources at the Police Counterterrorism Detachment 88, Aman, who committed himself to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and who now leads ISIS members in Indonesia, announced, "Now is the time for amaliyah (action)."
Amaliyah is the code word for attack.