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Christian foreboding as Islamic hardliner returns home to Indonesia

Muhammad Rizieq Shihab, hardline leader of Indonesia’s notorious Islamic Defenders Front, is no friend of Christians and Christianity.

Peter Riddell

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Muhammad Rizieq Shihab

So when he returned in November to the world’s most populous Muslim nation after a three year self-imposed exile in Saudi Arabia, there was a sense of foreboding among Indonesia’s 30 million Christians of what was to come.