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Indonesian Islamists Protest Rise of Christian to Jakarta Governor

A hardline Indonesian Islamic group has staged a demonstration against the expected elevation of a Chinese Christian to the post of Jakarta governor next month. In front of the regional legislative building on Wednesday, about 200 members of the Islamic Defenders Front [FPI] warned against the appointment of Basuki Tjahaya Purnama because of his religion. More than 300 police were deployed for the rally, but there were no reports of clashes or violence. Basuki, an ethnic Chinese...

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