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Quick comment: Indonesian students in Egypt and Turkey

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18 April 2016 15:15

In this quick comment, the Lowy Institute's Anthony Bubalo and his co-authors, Sidney Jones and Navhat Nuraniyah from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict,  discuss their recent Lowy Institute Report that examines the effect of the current turmoil in the Middle East on Indonesian students studying in Egypt and Turkey.  The research demonstrated the pride Indonesian students have in their democracy, viewed as stepping stone to a government that respects Islamic values. None of the students interviewed seemed to have been radicalised by their experiences in Egypt and Turkey. None supported Islamic State or its declaration of a Caliphate, although a significant proportion saw the rise of Islamic State as a US conspiracy to divide the Muslim community. 

 

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