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Jakarta Post

Anti-FPI movement to take the fight online

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 20 2012   /  10:00 am

Civil rights activists grouped under the banner “Indonesia-without-the-FPI” said on Sunday that they would attempt to deter further acceleration of the FPI movement.

The Islam Defenders Front (FPI) is widely known for its use of violence in pushing its ideas to the public.

“As the [anti-FPI] movement was born on the Internet, we will continue our campaign online. It will be done through Twitter, through blogging and other social media tools,” movement volunteer Shinte Galeshka told The Jakarta Post.

The group created their blog over the weekend and it can be accessed through indonesiatanpafpi.wordpress.com. The group posted its first writing on Sunday, detailing its history and its mission, among other things.

The group has also created a Twitter account @indtanpafpi, which has been active since Feb. 19. In the first week since its inception, the acco...