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Indonesia Bans Powerful Islamist Group

The government of Indonesia announced Wednesday that an influential Islamist group called the Islamic Defenders Front, commonly known by its Indonesian acronym FPI, has been outlawed and ordered to suspend all activities.

Supporters of Rizieq Shihab, leader of the Indonesian hardline organisation FPI (Front Pembela Islam or Islamic Defenders Front), gather in a show of support for the firebrand cleric in front of the Baiturrahman grand mosque in Banda Aceh on December 8, 2020, after at least six of his supporters were …