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Mothers: The key to combating extremism

  • Eva Kusuma Sundari
    Eva Kusuma Sundari

    Member of the House of Representatives from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P)

Jakarta | Fri, December 22, 2017 | 07:52 am
Mothers: The key to combating extremism Women — and particularly mothers — are crucial to ending this extremism. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM For a long time, religious extremism has been seen as a man’s arena. When one thinks of an adherent of the Islamic State group (IS), for instance, the image of a male fighter is usually the one that comes to mind. The protests by extremist groups we see in the media are usually led by men. As a result, women are often seen as passive actors and, by those seeking to battle extremism, as victi...

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