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Indonesia Governor’s Loss Shows Increasing Power of Islamists

Dr Melissa Crouch speaks to The New York Times (6 May 2017) regarding the role of religion in elections and the recent case of Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama in Indonesia.

“Religion has become politicized in local elections, and we saw that emerge in a big way in the election for governor in Jakarta,” said Melissa Crouch, “Democracy gives a greater space to everyone, including greater space for radical Islam.”

Read the full article here.