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Front Pembela Islam and Indonesia’s Struggle for Democracy

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This report/analysis is an attempt to enrich understandings of what factors were involved in FPI’s concurrent emergence with democracy as a vigilante group; how FPI members then developed, perceived and negotiated an Islamic identity over the subsequent years; how they have viewed democracy and why; and to what extent, if any, their existence and actions challenge the existence of the democratic state of Indonesia, and thus challenge claims that Islam and democracy are indeed compatible. Readmore…

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