Islamic vigilante group in the spotlight

Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front, notorious for its intimidation and violence, faces a backlash after years of tacit official support

Jakarta, January 26, 2017 3:33 PM (UTC+8)
Indonesian Muslim demonstrators attend a protest against Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama outside the North Jakarta court as he stands trial for blasphemy in Jakarta on December 13, 2016. The case has stoked fears of growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority nation. Photo: AFP/ Adek Berry
Indonesian Muslim demonstrators attend a protest against Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama outside the North Jakarta court as he stands trial for blasphemy in Jakarta on December 13, 2016. The case has stoked fears of growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority nation. Photo: AFP/ Adek Berry
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