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Indonesia President, VP Urge Calm Ahead of Hardline Islamic Protest

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his vice president called for peace as tensions rose on Thursday ahead of a protest planned by hardline Muslim groups against the Jakarta governor, a Christian and the first ethnic Chinese in the job. The groups claim that Governor Basuki Tjahja Purnama, popularly known as "Ahok", had insulted the Qoran (Muslims' Holy Book) and was guilty of blasphemy. They plan a protest rally on Friday. Security has been tightened in Jakarta, a...

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