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The FPI and the effectiveness of social sanctions

  • M. Syafi’i Anwar

Cambridge, Massachusetts | Thu, April 5 2012 | 11:24 am

PREMIUM Despite facing protests and rejection, the FPI (Islam Defenders Front) seems to continue its violent actions. However, Aboeprijadi Santoso’s article titled “Muslim ‘jago’ FPI will never die, but fade away” (The Jakarta Post, Feb. 27) is not only interesting, but also challenging.

In his profound analysis, Santoso suggests that the FPI is a typically urban jago that uses religious...

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