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Volunteers plant mangrove trees Saturday (November 22nd) in Kondang Merak, East Java. Volunteers and fishermen are trying to restore a local marine ecosystem heavily damaged by illegal fishing. [Aman Rochman/AFP]
Home to the world's largest Muslim population, Indonesia looks to lead the global charge against the terrorist group.
Youths forced to study extremist group's ideology, distortion of Islam.
The government also is setting up a firewall to stop jihadists from disseminating propaganda online and via social media, and Malaysians fighting in Syria and Iraq will face charges at home.
A West Java campus specialising in technology joins forces with the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) to help it defeat Indonesian radicals.
Some Muslim groups lash out at a minister's proposal to no longer require Indonesians to list their religious affiliations on government-issued identity cards.
Appreciating differences is one of the foundations of Indonesian culture, new vice president says, calling on citizens to help root out radicalism, poverty and injustice.
The new president rolls out the Indonesia Health Card (KIS), Family Welfare Card (KKS) and Indonesia Smart Card (KIP) programmes.
Indonesia's tradition of moderate, tolerant Islam is under threat by hard-line groups who are imposing their conservative views on others and intimidating religious minorities.