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Terror Not Issue in Indonesia Elections

A series of bombings by al-Qaida-linked militants has killed hundreds in Indonesia, alarming Washington and other foreign governments. But in the world’s most populous Muslim country, terrorism is not an issue. With parliamentary elections slated next month, followed by the presidential election a few months later, the candidates have said virtually nothing about how they plan to fight terrorism. For their part, voters don’t seem to care. A recent survey by the Washington-based International Republican Institute ranked terrorism last among issues that concern Indonesians. Less than one percent of 2,540 people polled considered it relevant. Fixing the long-running economic crisis and combatting rampant corruption topped the poll instead. Full Story

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