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Ex-Jihadists Try to Curb IS Appeal in Indonesia

Indonesia is filled with counter-extremism programs, but one major criticism of them is that anti-radicalism efforts from moderate Muslim groups like Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) target those who would probably not get radicalized in the first place.  But one group, former terrorists who fought with the Afghan mujahideen in the 1980’s, has been working in recent years to address more vulnerable populations. Indonesia’s self-styled “Afghan alumni” are men with radical sympathies who fought...

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