WorldViews: Indonesia quashed al-Qaeda. Now it faces new Islamic State threat.

By Ishaan Tharoor, September 25, 2014

The perils posed by the Islamic State have focused attention largely on the extremists' domains in Iraq and Syria, and their rumored networks of sympathizers in the West. But, as a new report published Wednesday shows, the influence of the jihadist organization is growing in Indonesia, home to the world's largest population of Muslims. The Islamic State's strident propaganda and allure to some radicals "could raise the risk of violence and increase the incentive for attacking foreigners," says the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, a Jakarta-based think tank.

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